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SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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San Francisco Public Library 



Government Information Center 
San Francisco Public Library 
100 Ufkin Street, 5th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

REFERENCE BOOK 



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San Francisco 
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Municipal Railway Parking andTraffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 

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REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
* i 2:00 P.M. 

1/2/ o 1 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

rhe Municipal transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 I )i . ( arlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
Station is the ( Svic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
sen ing this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21-1 byes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
l ):3-M42. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-December 5, 2006 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will lie available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sarah Cohen vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05444964 filed on 9/19/05 for $4,000 

B. Susan Tedrick vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449517 filed on 2/15/06 for $4,000 

C. Jose Cruz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453593 filed on 6/28/06 for $17,500 

D. Patricia Koste vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #05447023 filed on 1 1/22/05 for $24,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2971 21st Street, south 
side, between the driveways for #2965 - and #2971- 21st Street. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $10,371 in Bland Family 
Foundation grant funds to preserve the Municipal Railway's historic photo archive. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS- 
146, As-Needed Specialized Services to receive proposals, select a Consultant, and negotiate a 
contract for an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 and for a term not to exceed five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of the FY08 budget and process. (Discussion only, no 
documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Adopting the Traffic Calming Plans for the Inner Sunset, Excelsior, Bayview, 18 l Avenue, 
West Portal, O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, Broad and Randolph Streets, Circular Avenue and 
Teresita Boulevard neighborhoods. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and plans) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Approving a policy that will govern communications from bidders/proposers or potential 
bidders/proposers to MTA staff, members of the MTA Board of Directors or any member of a 
selection panel concerning a pending competitive solicitation between the date when a contract 
solicitation is issued and the date of the final selection. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal. Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant X As plaintiff (1 case) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



MINUTES 

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

Vice Chairman Kasolas requested that the minutes be amended to show that the cost of the RFP 
for the Parking Authority consultant was $20,000 and that the board would see the response by 
January 2007. Director Din commented that the Board would see the report after the consultant 
was selected. 

On motion to approve the minutes as amended of the December 5, 2006 Regular Meeting: 
unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 1 1 regarding the FY08 budget had been continued to 
the next meeting at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 






Director Mezey requested that staff provide information to the Board regarding the parking card 
program, its' reliability and how staff resolves disputes regarding citations received. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford presented the January Special Recognition Awards to Alicia Hopkins; 
Parking Control Officer; Antonio Lama, Transit Fare Inspector; Dave Murk; Mechanic at the 
Flynn Division; and Alphonso Clark, Transit Operator, Woods Division. Chairman McCray 
congratulated the honorees on behalf of the Board. 

Diana Hammons, Director, External Affairs presented the Safety Education Outreach Program 
for the T-line. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Office, reviewed the status of the 1-CA pilot project. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that capital priorities had previously been set through the short range transit 
process. Staff should look at capital projects that will reduce operating costs. The MTA should 
not pursue the Central Subway project. Each vehicle has a clock and the rulebook states that 
operators will maintain time, therefore there is no excuse for operators not to know what time it 
is. Mr. Pilpel stated that the 1-CA pilot project has had a clear effect on other lines at the 
Presidio Division. They are suffering. The goal should be to provide all runs on the street and 
then keep them on-time. He urged the Board to request a report on car availability and staffing 
for the T-line. 

Norm Rolfe stated that, with respect to on-time performance, early arrivals are okay but early 
departures are a "no-no". Operators and inspectors feel that early arrivals are bad but departures 
are the crucial issue. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

David Pilpel suggested that the Board should not only listen to the public during public comment 
but the Board should also respond, ask questions or direct staff to respond to the concerns 
expressed. New Year's Eve service ran well. The service hot line number hasn't been updated 
since November 12. Tokens are a useful fare media. 



Barry Taranto expressed hope that taxicabs can become part of the public transportation system. 
There is no enforcement at the Macy's taxi stand. Dispatchers are great but staffing levels are 
too low. The MTA needs to boost enforcement between 5 and 9 p.m. He urged that the work on 
extending the cab stand at the Ballpark be expedited. The existing cabstand won't be able to be 
used during the "All Stars" game due to increased security. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sarah Cohen vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05444964 filed on 9/19/05 for $4,000 

B. Susan Tedrick vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449517 filed on 2/15/06 for $4,000 

C. Jose Cruz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453593 filed on 6/28/06 for $17,500 

D. Patricia Koste vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #05447023 filed on 1 1/22/05 for $24,500 

RESOLUTION 07-001 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2971 21st Street, south 
side, between the driveways for #2965 - and #2971- 21st Street. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-002 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $10,371 in Bland Family 
Foundation grant funds to preserve the Municipal Railway's historic photo archive. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.3 was removed from the consent calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed appreciation for the work to preserve the collection and suggested that the 
MTA coordinate with the Public Utilities Commission. There is a lot more work to do than just 
acquire equipment. 

Director Kasolas requested a status report on what the Agency is doing to preserve the collection 
in three to six months. 

RESOLUTION 07-003 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS- 
146, As-Needed Specialized Services to receive proposals, select a Consultant, and negotiate a 
contract for an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 and for a term not to exceed five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Carter Rohan) 

Item 10.4 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMNENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the scope of work looks like work that existing staff could do. Mr. Pilpel 
suggested the Executive Director inform the Board when a task order has been issued so the 
Board is kept informed as to the work being done under this contract. 

Director Din requested that the quarterly report on key capital projects include information 
regarding the execution of task orders for as-needed contracts. 

RESOLUTION 07-004 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.3 and 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT -McCray 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of the FY08 budget and process. (Discussion only, no 
documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 1 1 was continued to the meeting of January 16 at the request of staff. 

12. Adopting the Traffic Calming Plans for the Inner Sunset, Excelsior, Bayview, 18 th Avenue, 
West Portal, O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, Broad and Randolph Streets, Circular Avenue and 
Teresita Boulevard neighborhoods. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and plans) (Carter Rohan) 

Peter Albert, Deputy Director, Transportation Planning, and Manito Velasco, Manager, Traffic 
Calming Program presented the staff report. All have received environmental clearance. 

Director Shahum requested that staff brief the Board on how the community input process is 
working and if it there were ways to do it more efficiently in six months to a year. Director 
Kasolas requested that staff provide a memo that describes the community input process and 
shows what the various traffic calming measures are 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel inquired about how the bike elements of the plans were being handled given the 
bicycle injunction and if the Board could adopt those elements. Mr. Pilpel stated that he would 
appreciate a discussion about the different elements because he is not sure what some of the 
traffic calming measures are. Mr. Pilpel suggested that City Planning's categorical exemption be 
referenced in the resolution. 

Steve Currier, President, Outer Mission Residents Association, expressed support for the 
Excelsior Traffic Calming plan. The community has been involved in planning for this and they 
are happy to be getting the attention. 

Director Nolan moved that the resolution be amended to reflect the City Planning department's 
environmental review of the traffic calming plans. 

Deputy City Attorney Friedlander suggested language for the additional "Whereas". The clause 
would state "Whereas, The Planning Department has determined that the approval of the traffic 
calming plans by the MTA Board of Directors is categorically exempt from the California 
Environmental Quality Act." 

Director Shahum stated that she needed to recuse herself from voting on the Inner Sunset, 
Bayview, Randolph and Broad and Circular Ave. traffic calming plans. 

RESOLUTION 07-005 



On motion to approve the Inner Sunset, Bayview, Randolph and Broad and Circular Ave. traffic 
calming plans as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

On motion to approve the Excelsior, 18 th Avenue; West Portal, O'Shaughnessy Blvd. and 
Teresita Blvd. traffic calming plans as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Approving a policy that will govern communications from bidders/proposers or potential 
bidders/proposers to MTA staff, members of the MTA Board of Directors or any member of a 
selection panel concerning a pending competitive solicitation between the date when a contract 
solicitation is issued and the date of the final selection. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that he likes the idea in concept but is concerned about the details. He 
wondered if the item was consistent with Sunshine Ordinance and City's Lobbyist ordinance. 
The item doesn't address contracts under Charter Section 9.1 18 that require Board of Supervisor 
approval and for those contracts, the proposed quiet period should extend until the time when the 
BOS approves them. It appears that board members could have communications with potential 
vendors on the morning of vote. 

Deputy City Attorney Friedlander stated that the item was consistent with open meeting laws. 

RESOLUTION 07-006 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:43 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Bond Yee, Director, Department of Parking and Traffic 
Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney 
Peter Keith, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

As defendant X As plaintiff (1 case) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:50 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the City Attorney. The Board took no action. 



16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:51 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
JAN 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



01-12-07P01 :31 RCVD 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sf go v. org/sunshine/ 






2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 2, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Clifford Puente v CCSF, Superior Ct. #434492 filed on 12/14/05 for $2,500 

B. Mary Linda Wolfe v CCSF, Superior Ct. #437516 filed on 1/4/05 for $4,500 

C. Maria Espinosa v CCSF, Superior Ct. #439690 filed on 3/22/05 for $5,000 

D. Roy Adams v CCSF, Superior Ct. #447660 filed on 12/14/05 for $7,250 

E. Naum Tikhman, Unlitigated Claim #0602413 filed on 3/24/06 for $1 1,100 

F. Mary Jane Butler-Duffie v CCSF, Superior Ct. #449487 filed on 2/15/06 for $1 1,500 

G. Anna Guzman, Unlitigated Claim #0700705 filed on 9/20/06 for $1 1,500 

H. Susan Penway v CCSF, Alcatel and Breda, Superior Ct. #424331 filed on 9/1 1/03 for $1 1,533.33 
I. Matthew Growhoski v CCSF, Superior Ct. #446720 filed on 1 1/14/05 for $20,000 

(10.2) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute a lease with WCP I. LLC for office space 
at 1508 Fillmore Street, Suite 303 at an annual rent of $56,400, for a term of five years for use by 
MTA's Employee Assistance Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
lease.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of the FY08 budget and process. (For discussion only. No 
explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Public Hearing to consider the assessment of a $25 Special Collections Fee on citation 
delinquent accounts for the purpose of recovering service and processing costs associated with 
collection efforts. (For discussion only. Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Approving changes to Line 26-Valencia as follows: 

A. DISCONTINUE - LINE 26-VALENCIA ROUTING - On 8th Street from Market Street to 
Mission Street, on Mission Street from 8th Street to Mint Street and on Jessie Street from Mint 
Street to 5th Street; 

B. ESTABLISH - NEW LINE 26-VALENCIA ROUTING -Regular inbound route to Market 
Street at 8th Street, then continuing on Market Street from 8th Street to 5th Street, then right on 
5th Street from Market Street to terminal at Jessie Street; return 5th Street to Mission Street and 
continuing via regular route. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and maps) 
(Carter Rohan) 

14. Amending the current Advertising Policy to include a statement that the advertising space on 
MTA property constitutes a nonpublic forum; to require a disclaimer on the all advertisements 
stating that the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the MTA; and require that all 
pilot programs or experimental advertisements must be approved by the Executive Director/CEO. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, policy and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 



15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for a Transit 
Shelter Advertising Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff (2 cases) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action maybe required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 



Tuesday, January 16, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
JAN 2 5 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,h Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 2, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Nolan requested that staff look into televising MTA Board meetings. 

Director Shahum requested a report from the Treasurer's office regarding their efforts to increase 
parking tax recovery from public garages. 

(6.1) Election of MTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to MTA Rules of Order 



No public comment. 

On motion to elect Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr. as Chairman: unanimously approved. 

On motion to elect Mike Kasolas as Vice Chairman: unanimously approved. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Ford discussed the events over the past weekend including the soft launch of 
the T-Third line and the Martin Luther King "Freedom Train". 

E.D. Ford introduced Julie Kirschbaum as the new program manager for the Transit 
Effectiveness Project. 

E.D. Ford stated that Governor Schwarzenegger released the state's FY 2008 budget. The budget 
proposes to fully fund Prop 42 but some expenses will be shifted to it. The result of this shift 
could result in a decline of over $7 million in funds to the MTA. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the report. The CAC will hold their first meeting 
tomorrow to discuss the proposed FY08 budget. CAC member Bruce Oka has been appointed to 
the Taxi Commission. A number of CAC members were at the soft-launch of the T-Third St. 
line. The CAC is interested in meeting with potential bidders to hear how the Agency can 
become more customer-friendly and with regards to the bus shelter contract, to hear about bus 
shelter designs. 

9. Public Comment 

John Legaspi stated that an estimated 860,000 people will be attending meetings and conferences 
in San Francisco over the next few years. The MTA should market its' passes to this market. It 
could be a large revenue generating force. 

Bob Planthold complimented Peter Albert, Julie Kirschbaum and Carter Rohan for their 
willingness to listen to and engage the public. While they don't always agree with the point of 
view expressed, they respond. This reflects a change in the management culture. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 



CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Clifford Puente v CCSF, Superior Ct. #434492 filed on 12/14/05 for $2,500 

B. Mary Linda Wolfe v CCSF, Superior Ct. #437516 filed on 1/4/05 for $4,500 

C. Maria Espinosa v CCSF, Superior Ct. #439690 filed on 3/22/05 for $5,000 

D. Roy Adams v CCSF, Superior Ct. #447660 filed on 12/14/05 for $7,250 

E. Naum Tikhman, Unlitigated Claim #0602413 filed on 3/24/06 for $1 1,100 

F. Mary Jane Butler-Duffie v CCSF, Superior Ct. #449487 filed on 2/15/06 for $1 1,500 

G. Anna Guzman, Unlitigated Claim #0700705 filed on 9/20/06 for $1 1,500 

H. Susan Penway v CCSF, Alcatel and Breda, Superior Ct. #424331 filed on 9/1 1/03 for $1 1,533.33 
I. Matthew Growhoski v CCSF, Superior Ct. #446720 filed on 1 1/14/05 for $20,000 

RESOLUTION 07-007 

(10.2) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute a lease with WCP I. LLC for office space 
at 1508 Fillmore Street, Suite 303 at an annual rent of $56,400, for a term of five years for use by 
MTA's Employee Assistance Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
lease.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-008 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 budget and process. (For discussion only. No 
explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the FY08 budget, goals and process. 



Director Black inquired about bringing the bus shelter contract "in-house". Exec. Director Ford 
stated that staff would examine the cost and will treat it as an internal proposal which will be 
compared to the successful bidder on the transit shelter advertising contract. Staff will report back to 
the Board when the ad contract is presented. 

Director Shahum requested that staff begin discussion of future budgets with the Board in November 
or December and requested additional detail on work orders with other city departments. Director 
Shahum also requested information on the list of potential revenue options. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated he was unaware of the January 24 stakeholder meeting and inquired about who 
was invited. There are groups that have a long history of transit advocacy that don't know about this 
meeting. Mr. Planthold stated that there is a group organizing to cap, restrict or lower parking fines 
or meter rates. The MTA isn't part of existing regional transportation planning groups. 

Barry Taranto stated that the Board should know about paratransit funding. It's important not to 
raise fines but look at how the MTA could increase enforcement. Don't just increase meter rates and 
don't punish outlying commercial districts. Mr. Taranto suggested that the MTA could do a better 
job of encouraging late night transit service. 

Norman Rolfe stated that parking garage rates are a source of revenue and suggested that rates be 
raised to just below private garages rates. The MTA should revive tokens. Fare box recovery is not 
necessarily a good indication of a transit system's efficiency. Mr. Rolfe asked when the stakeholder 
meeting would be. 

12. Public Hearing to consider the assessment of a $25 Special Collections Fee on citation 
delinquent accounts for the purpose of recovering service and processing costs associated with 
collection efforts. (For discussion only. Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto expressed surprise that more people weren't at this meeting. The hearing needed to be 
publicized more. The cost is way too high. People will sell their cars or will move away. Mr. 
Taranto stated that maybe an incremental assessment would be better. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that pursuant to the MTA's Rules of Order, an ad was placed in the 
newspaper which informed the public that a public hearing would be held. The ad ran for five days. 

No action was taken. 

13. Approving changes to Line 26-Valencia as follows: 

A. DISCONTINUE - LINE 26-VALENCIA ROUTING - On 8th Street from Market Street to 

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Mission Street, on Mission Street from 8th Street to Mint Street and on Jessie Street from Mint 
Street to 5th Street; 

B. ESTABLISH - NEW LINE 26-VALENCIA ROUTING -Regular inbound route to Market 
Street at 8th Street, then continuing on Market Street from 8th Street to 5th Street, then right on 
5th Street from Market Street to terminal at Jessie Street; return 5th Street to Mission Street and 
continuing via regular route. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and maps) 
(Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-009 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Amending the current Advertising Policy to include a statement that the advertising space on 
MTA property constitutes a nonpublic forum; to require a disclaimer on the all advertisements 
stating that the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the MTA; and require that all 
pilot programs or experimental advertisements must be approved by the Executive Director/CEO. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, policy and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding what it would take to review all ads "in-house". 
E.D. Ford stated that the information would be forthcoming as part of the analysis of managing 
the ad contract internally. 

RESOLUTION 07-010 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for a Transit 
Shelter Advertising Agreement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mark Madden, Cemusa, stated that Cemusa was excited about bidding on the contract. Mr. 
Madden stated that while they will meet the deadline for submitting RFP's, 90 days is more 
common for submitting proposals. He stated that some options in the RFP such as the term of 
the contract and a transition plan make for uncertainties as to how to respond to the RFP. Mr. 






Madden submitted his comments in writing. 

The Board postponed action on item 15 and convened closed session. Following the closed 
session, the Board took action on item 15. 

RESOLUTION 07-011 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Director of Transportation 
Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following cases: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff (2 cases) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the City Attorney. The Board took no action. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 
The Board returned to the Regular Calendar to consider Item 15. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:12 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

A idvDy^ C- 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department, of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



1/ (A. t~l 



NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Tuesday, January 30, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



SPECIAL MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



JAN 2 5 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



01-25-07P0Z: ;VD 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 16, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

10. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 budget and process. (For discussion only. 
Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

11. Endorsing the Bicycle Plan Projects for purposes of initiating environmental review, 
approving the proposed scope of work for the environmental review of the Bicycle Plan Projects, 
and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve an agreement to perform environmental 
review services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 



PARKING AUTHORITY 

12. Presentation and discussion of the North Beach and Vallejo Garage Audit. (Explanatory 
documents include a report.) (Ron Szeto) 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant (2 cases) X As plaintiff (2 cases) 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

TWU 250-A v. CCSF and KGO T.V., Superior Ct. #CGC 07459678 filed on 1/17/07 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 



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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the special meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Chairman McCray introduced Carter Rohan who will act as Executive Director on behalf of 
Nathaniel Ford. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
None 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Nolan requested an update regarding televising Board meetings. Mr. Rohan stated that 
the cost would be approximately $37,000 per year and could be included in the FY08 budget at 
the direction of the Board. 



Director Shahum requested a hearing on the Central Subway alternatives report to address the 
concerns raised in the report. Mr. Rohan stated that staff would present the report in early 
March. Mr. Matoff will be invited to attend. Director Shahum also requested a report on parking 
meter revenue. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Carter Rohan, acting Executive Director, presented Phase II of the Metro Overhead Improvement 
Project. 

Mr. Rohan stated that Supervisor McGoldrick held a hearing on parking meter revenue. There 
are several studies underway that look at parking turnover, parking behavior and pricing and new 
meter technology. Staff will keep the Board informed about these studies. The MTA is also 
hiring additional Parking Control Officers. 

Mr. Rohan stated that the city took swift action following the incident at Market and Octavia last 
week. Safety is of the utmost importance and priority. Safe hit posts and a variable message sign 
were installed. The Police Department has stationed enforcement officers at the location. Staff 
will continue to work with the Board of Supervisors, stakeholders and community groups. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the report. He requested that the CAC be included in 
the dialogue regarding the Central Subway. The CAC will provide recommendations to the 
Board regarding the FY08 budget. The CAC requests an opportunity to discuss the BART/Muni 
fast pass item before the Board takes action. The CAC recommends that key Metro stops receive 
the next "Next Muni" signs. The MTA should develop a regular and comprehensive plan to 
maintain platforms and stations. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold stated that it would cost very little to make sure that pull cords are fully across the 
senior/disabled seats at the front of the bus. This is a clear safety issue to which nobody has 
responded. He will lend the MTA his drill if that's what it would take to get this fixed. 

Mark Gleason, President, Teamsters, Local 665, stated that there has been an inherent practice of 
employee parking in garages. His members have to be at the garages on-time to open them. 
Some members are involved in revenue control, which is a safety issue. Garage employees aren't 
allowed to park when not on duty. Mr. Gleason suggested that future garage bids include 
language that encourage use of the commuter check voucher program. 



Andy Thomley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, stated that last week's incident at Market and 
Octavia was only the most recent in a series of incidents. The SFBC has been sounding the alarm 
for a long time, before the intersection opened. They appreciate the signage, and safe hit posts 
but they are only a start. San Mateo has traffic control cameras in place. A steeper fine might be 
in order. Websites that give directions indicate that you can take a right turn at Market and 
Octavia. They should be instructed to remove the erroneous information. 

Tom Radulovich, Livable City, stated that the City needs to do more about the Market and 
Octavia intersection quickly. He stated that a limited BART/Muni disabled pass that makes 
patrons go out of their way to get a pass won't be useful and suggested that maybe all disabled 
passes should be good for one month. Mr. Radulovich stated that the MTA should consider 
switching its ticket stock from paper to plastic. It will cost little but will result in tremendous 
benefit. The Matoff Report on the Central Subway is invaluable and should be taken seriously. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

10. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 budget and process. (For discussion only. 
Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the FY08 budget, expenses, revenues and options 
for addressing the deficit. 

Director Shahum requested an update on revenue generating items that require legislation. Ms. 
Shahum also requested that staff return to the Board soon to discuss revenue options for the 
FY09 budget. 

Marisa Espinosa, Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives, presented a proposal to use MTA 
senior/disabled passes on BART. 

Director Kasolas requested clarification regarding the amount of the discount and requested an 
update on the status of the Translink project. Director Shahum requested further discussion on 
the BART/Muni proposal at the next meeting. 

Gregg Wilcox, Deputy Director, Transportation Development presented the five-year capital 
program. 



Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented resources for funding the five-year capital 
program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that parking garage rates are still below the rates at private garages which 
means that the city is subsidizing motorists. Staff should look at increasing fines for violations 
that impede the progress of Muni. People who live in the Sunset or Richmond aren't likely to 
use BART much. He expressed concern that suspicion about the possibility of fraud was being 
put on a constituency that has been left out. 

Emily Drennen stated that the BART/Muni issue had been in existence for 23 years. People who 
take BART with a Muni pass use it approximately 1 1 times per month. This program assumes 
that senior and disabled pass users will use it three times more often than regular riders. Staff 
should look at eliminating the life-line program. Few people use the life-line pass and it costs the 
MTA over a million dollars. Ms. Drennen provided a fact sheet for the Board to review. 

Bob Franklin, BART Board of Directors, stated that the proposed reimbursement rate was not 
discounted by BART. Negotiating a discount with BART has always been challenging. It will be 
tough to negotiate a special discount with San Francisco without sharing that same discount with 
other counties. A modest fare increase for a new product is feasible. 

Tom Radulovich stated that the proposed BART/Muni pilot project will distort the data. The 
Agency should devise a study that will give accurate data. Equity would demand that BART do 
more for San Franciscans. Staff should look at better management of parking meters and at 
expanding meter revenue in the evening and on Sunday. There is enough time to also look at 
more dedicated lanes, far-side stops, and more operational efficiencies. 

Edward Mason stated the BART-Plus ticket should be incorporated in the discussions with 
BART. He stated that he was glad to see a two-year budget estimate and suggested that the city 
look at the "IBM model" for health care. He would like to see a list of tasks that aren't going to 
be accomplished or that would be performed at reduced levels and commented about the paint 
color on vehicles. 

11. Endorsing the Bicycle Plan Projects for purposes of initiating environmental review, 
approving the proposed scope of work for the environmental review of the Bicycle Plan Projects, 
and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve an agreement to perform environmental 
review services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 

Director Shahum recused herself from the discussion and vote due to a conflict of interest. 

Peter Albert, Deputy Director, Construction Planning, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

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Andy Thornley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, congratulated staff and stated that the SFBC 
continues to be somewhat leery of the timeline. The estimated seven or eight months of analysis 
seems excessive and could be done more quickly. Staff needs to be doubly vigilant to keep the 
project moving quickly. The day after approval, staff should start implementing the projects. 

Director Kasolas requested a quarterly update on the status of this item. 

RESOLUTION 07-012 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

The MTA Board took a short recess. 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

12. Presentation and discussion of the North Beach and Vallejo Garage Audit. (Explanatory 
documents include a report.) (Ron Szeto) 

Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority, presented the North Beach and Vallejo Garage 
audit. Mr. Szeto will provide a list of past practices and policies and recommendations by March 
16,2007. 

Director Din requested that Mr. Szeto make sure that the Board is aware of any special rate 
programs at parking garages. 

Director Din requested that Mr. Szeto provide information at the February 6 meeting regarding 
how parking garage rates are established. 

Chairman McCray stated that monthly access cards for Parking Authority Commissioners would 
be collected or cancelled immediately and until such time as a new policy was in place. 
Chairman McCray also requested a usage report. 

Peg Stevenson, Controller's Office, stated that, she didn't want to leave the Commission with the 
impression that the Controller's Office said that administrative approval of a free parking policy 
was sufficient. The Controller's office said that a policy needed to be written but did not discuss 
who needed to approve it. Approval needs to occur at the level of the Parking Authority 
Commission. The Controller's office is doing a separate audit of taxable fringe benefits. 

No public comment. 



13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:28 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Carter Rohan, Acting Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant (2 cases) X As plaintiff (2 cases) 

Also present: Gregg Wilcox, Deputy Director, Transportation Development 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

TWU 250-A v. CCSF and KGO T.V., Superior Ct. #CGC 07459678 filed on 1/17/07 

Also present: Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer 

Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Resources 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:04 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to anticipated and existing 
litigation with the City Attorney. The Board took no action. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, February 6, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB - 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

- - I : 5 :V0 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgov. org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 30, 2007 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Farmers Ins. Exchange v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC04437107 filed on 12/15/04 for $1,936 

B. Andre Johnson v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #436266 filed on 12/14/05 for $2,500 

C. State Farm Ins. Co. v. CCSF, Superior Ct #449714 filed on 2/22/06 for $4,31 1 

D. Rodney Look, Unlitigated Claim #FY0732758 filed on 12/8/06 for $6,951.61 

E. Phillip Pierce, Unlitigated Claim #FY0732758 filed on 12/5/06 for $14,720.16 

F. Yvonne and John Stamatakis v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444501 filed on 8/30/05 for $25,000 

G. Sunil Sadanand & Barbara Keefe v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444065 filed on 8/15/05 for $75,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH -TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 7 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Pine Street, south side, from Polk Street to Larkin Street. 

B. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING 7 AM - 7 PM EVERYDAY AND 
ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Clay Street, south side, from 
Stockton Street to 84 feet westerly. 

C. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 6 AM TO 6 PM EVERYDAY AND 
ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY - 
Sacramento Street, north side, between Powell and Mason Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - TRANSIT LANE, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
Clay Street, south side, between Davis and Drumm Streets. 

E. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Clay Street, north side, between Davis and Drumm Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Clay Street, north side, between Davis Street 
and 1 8 feet easterly. 

G. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - Brompton Avenue, between Bosworth Street and Joost 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Public hearing on proposed changes to Department of Parking And Traffic, Parking 
Authority and Municipal Railway Rates, Charges, Fees, Fares and Fines. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Discussion of various proposals for the FY08 MTA Budget and possible action to direct staff 
to include certain proposals in the FY08 budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 
(Sonali Bose) 



13. Presentation and discussion of the 2004 Prop. E Quality Review. (Discussion only. 
Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Deb Denison) 

14. Approving the MTA's 2007 Legislative Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Diana Hammons) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Ffancisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking andTralfic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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Regular Meeting 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 6 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ' Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

Chairman McCray introduced Lorraine Fuqua who served as Secretary in the absence of Ms. 
Boomer. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Michael Kasolas - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2007 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Kasolas-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Nolan requested an update on the pull cords across the Senior and Disabled seats. Ken 
McDonald, Chief Operation Officer, stated that staff was taking care of it. He will provide a 
report to the Board. 

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7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Ron Bell, 
Information Systems Engineer; Jerry Levine, Grant Administrator; Sam Chan; Rail Maintenance 
Machinist; and Larry Woods, Transit Operator from the Green Division. Chairman McCray 
expressed appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

Exec. Director Ford introduced Debra Johnson as the MTA's Chief of Staff and Director of 
External Affairs. Ms. Johnson joins the Agency from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority. 

Mr. Ford announced a positive rating for the Central Subway project in the Federal Transit 
Administration's Annual New Starts Report. The project received an overall "medium" rating 
and a "medium-high" project justification rating. 

Mr. Ford stated that the MTA was continuing to work with BART regarding the Senior/Disabled 
Fast Pass program. Staff stated that they are close to a solution that will be presented to the 
Board at the next meeting. 

Gregg Wilcox, Acting Deputy Director, Transportation Development, presented a status report 
on the Third Street contracts. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the report. The CAC will work with staff to make 
recommendations regarding service standards. The CAC recommends that the MTA work with 
MTC to preserve the availability of the "NextMuni" arrival times on the 51 1 telephone service. 
The CAC made several recommendations regarding the FY08 budget. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold stated that Senior Action Network conducted an informal survey regarding 
parking meter revenue. Of the 98 cars parked at meters in an 8-block area south of Market, only 
47 showed paid time. 26 were unpaid and were unticketed. There is a problem with 
enforcement. Since the 1980's, state law has authorized the disabled to be specially deputized to 
enforce parking access violations. You're missing revenue from violations around City Hall. 

Barry Taranto suggested that every PCO should be given a rose for the work they do. There's a 
seat up on the MTA Board of Directors. The nominee looks qualified for the position. 



Enforcement is lax. PCO's don't respond quickly to phone calls. We don't want to hurt business 
but we want to move traffic and keep Muni moving. Taxi cabs are trying to do their job but are 
getting ticketed. The bike lane on Market at Octavia should be moved over and a right turn onto 
the Central Freeway should be allowed. 

Roger Bazeley discussed San Francisco's parking pricing fee structure. Parking pricing cannot 
be arbitrarily hiked or supply tightened by increasing un-used yellow commercial zones. San 
Francisco has a fragmented non-marketing approach to parking needs that is pushed by well 
meaning environmental groups. Parking user fees need to be approached with a neutral, non- 
political agenda with a city-wide analysis of economic impact to commercial businesses and 
residents. San Francisco should allow self-contained, fee-based off street parking structures. 

Bruce Oka stated that the paratransit debit card has been on hold for a while. He would like to 
know where we stand and when a decision would be made regarding what to do. The taxi 
industry no longer supports the current project and they are ready to sue the city. It's time to 
make a decision. The best decision would be to rebid the project. Please let us know when this 
issue will be resolved. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Farmers Ins. Exchange v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC04437107 filed on 12/15/04 for $1,936 

B. Andre Johnson v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #436266 filed on 12/14/05 for $2,500 

C. State Farm Ins. Co. v. CCSF, Superior Ct #449714 filed on 2/22/06 for $4,3 1 1 

D. Rodney Look, Unlitigated Claim #FY0732758 filed on 12/8/06 for $6,951.61 

E. Phillip Pierce, Unlitigated Claim #FY0732758 filed on 12/5/06 for $14,720.16 

F. Yvonne and John Stamatakis v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444501 filed on 8/30/05 for $25,000 

G. Sunil Sadanand & Barbara Keefe v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444065 filed on 8/15/05 for $75,000 



RESOLUTION 07-013 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
* FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH -TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 3 PM - 7 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Pine Street, south side, from Polk Street to Larkin Street. 

B. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING 7 AM - 7 PM EVERYDAY AND 
ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Clay Street, south side, from 
Stockton Street to 84 feet westerly. 

C. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 6 AM TO 6 PM EVERYDAY AND 
ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY - 
Sacramento Street, north side, between Powell and Mason Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - TRANSIT LANE, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
Clay Street, south side, between Davis and Drumm Streets. 

E. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Clay Street, north side, between Davis and Drumm Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Clay Street, north side, between Davis Street 
and 1 8 feet easterly. 

G. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - Brompton Avenue, between Bosworth Street and Joost 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 D was severed at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that he loved all the proposals but it needs to be clarified that the transit lane 
is for buses and taxis only. 

On motion to approve item 10.2 D: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Kasolas 

RESOLUTION 07-014 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 D severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Kasolas 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Public hearing on proposed changes to Department of Parking And Traffic, Parking 
Authority and Municipal Railway Rates, Charges, Fees, Fares and Fines. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Chairman McCray requested that Item 12 be called before Item 1 1 . 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the fee for postage and handling, street swiping citations, the 
proposal to raise all citations by $5, and the increase in Zone 3 parking meters will not be part of 
the FY08 budget. This hearing is related to parking garage rate increase and certain monthly 
parking rates in those garages and increasing the rent of cable cars and historic vehicles. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Linda Mjellem, Executive Director, Union Square Association, requested that the Board keep in 
mind the importance of the retail sector. Union Square is the pre-eminent shopping area in the 
city but other cities have developed shopping, dining and entertainment centers that offer a 
competitive experience. In setting parking garage rates, please don't drive business out of the 
city. We have participated in rate increases in four out of the last five budgets. 

Russell Keil, President, Ellis-O'Farrell Garage Corporation, stated that San Francisco got into the 
garage business in the greater Union Square area defensively rather than to make money. The 
threat was suburban shopping centers. The city decided to look at affordable parking as a means 
to bring people downtown. Muni is a service that is integral to downtown. City garages are 
fulfilling an important historic function of economic development. 

Heather Hoell, Executive Director, Yerba Buena Alliance stated that the proposed increases to the 
Fifth and Mission Garage are between 20 and 30%. Affordable and available parking is a necessity. 
The cost of parking in the Yerba Buena area is prohibitive and is a barrier to attending events. A 
hike in the parking rate at the garage will be disastrous. 

Steph Feiring stated there shouldn't be a fare increase. A lot of people cheat on the fare. Operators 
don't remove the top of the transfer. Operators should stop people from boarding through the back 
door. Fare boxes aren't working and should be fixed. 

Norm Rolfe referred to his previous remarks regarding revenue sources. Put the parking fines and 
Zone 3 meter rate increases and hours on the table for consideration. 



Roger Bazeley stated that the gaps between performance and efficiency needed to be closed. The 
MTA needs to focus more on the enforcement of safety issues. It's easier to take classes at San Jose 
State than at the downtown City College campus. Extending meters to 7:00 p.m. is reasonable. 

David Pilpel asked about the increase in fee for the tow contractor. Cost recovery for the MTA 
makes sense but doesn't understand why the agency is passing additional revenue to the tow 
contractor. Mr. Pilpel expressed interest in seeing the cost analysis or the explanatory detail for 
the revenue projections. Regarding charter rates, that if a vehicle requires two operators, that the 
rates be adjusted to account for the increased cost. The whole point with parking is not to just 
achieve the revenue goals but to manage local demand and maximize the use of those resources. 

Director Din requested additional information regarding the parking garage increases. 

12. Discussion of various proposals for the FY08 MTA Budget and possible action to direct staff 
to include certain proposals in the FY08 budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the FY08 budget. Exec. Director Ford stated that 
the FY08 budget will not include any fee or fare increase. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that a contract between BART and Muni for senior/disabled fast passes is 
going to cost some money. That cost will have to be addressed. The revenue from improved 
enforcement isn't documented and is a glib assumption. Where and how is this going to happen? 
Why is paratransit revenue going down by $500,000? Don't hesitate to raise Parking Authority 
garages and meters to market rates. Look at selective enforcement rates that affect transit. 

David Pilpel stated that he appreciated the level of detail in the budget book. Mr. Pilpel 
requested a schedule and narrative for positions that were moving from division to division and 
for new positions. He also requested narrative for the revenue pieces. The MTA should increase 
the number of Parking Control Officers and hire part-time operators. 

Barry Taranto stated that it's atrocious that there are only 15 PCO's in a class. At a recent 
meeting it was reported that there were 93 vacancies and now its 54 vacancies. What happened 
to the other vacancies? We don't want to look at the city just trying to collect money for the 
budget. The city needs to look at traffic congestion and promoting commerce. Focus on 
enforcement around rush hours. The MTA should promote the BART/Muni relationship. Make 
the fine for taxi zones equal to white zones. Lift vans are far more expensive to take by the 
disabled community. Encourage them to use taxis. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU, Local-250A, stated that the fare collection booths at the cable car 
turnaround need to be opened by 7:00 a.m. because the tourists are lining up by that time. Mr. 
Lum requested information on the status of local review for proof of payment violations. 



Norman Rolfe stated that Muni fares should be kept the same or reduced if possible. Don't 
charge for transfers. Garage rates could be raised higher and still be competitive with the private 
sector. Parking meter rates in Zone 3 should go to $2.00 per hour and hours should be extended 
to 9:00 p.m. Stores and restaurants are open after 6:00 p.m. Fill PCO vacancies. Restaurant 
owners should give a discount to diners who use public transportation. 

Chairman McCray requested that the Board discuss parking garage market rates and the impact 
of changing rates in March. 

The Board returned to Item 1 1 . 

13. Presentation and discussion of the 2004 Prop. E Quality Review. (Discussion only. 
Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Deb Denison) 

Bonnie Nelson, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard presented the report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed support for Ms. Nelson's recommendations and is pleased to hear that 
staff was implementing them. The information should not have taken this long to get to the 
Board. Hopefully the FY06 data will come to the Board in less than two years. 

Roger Bazeley expressed concern that DPW is an integral part of and a considerable factor in the 
MTA's efficiency. The infrastructure impacts on-time performance. Safety and lighting at bus 
shelters around schools is a concern. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250-A, expressed concern about changing the measurements. The 
MTA is supposed to provide service throughout the city. What happens to the people when you 
change service? 

Norman Rolfe stated that he was disturbed to see that Cable Cars were separated out. It increases 
the idea that cable cars aren't part of Muni but are an amusement park ride. They are street cars 
and should be treated as part of Muni. 

14. Approving the MTA's 2007 Legislative Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Diana Hammons) 

Director Shahum requested that staff consider additional legislation enabling enforcement 
cameras on street sweepers and on buses; legislation that empowers PCO's to cite moving 
violations; and expanding the "No Right Turn on Red" camera enforcement. 



Director Mezey requested that staff also analyze changing state law to charge people who use 
disabled placards at meters. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that staff would do a policy analysis on those items. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-015 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Kasolas 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 6 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



02-16-07P03: CVD 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I ho Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-February 6, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. State Farm Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY070784 filed on 11/14/06 for $8,917.83 

B. Tokuko Yamagishi vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446000 filed on 1 1/22/05 for $6,000 

C. Nikita & Vivienne Johnson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05437621 filed on 4/15/05 for $9,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Geary Boulevard, north side, from Scott Street 
to 162 feet west of Divisadero Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Geary Boulevard, north side, from 
136 feet to 162 feet west of Divisadero Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - 1 15 Wisconsin Street, east side, from 16th Street to 44 feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - TOW- A WAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sansome Street, west side, from Washington Street to Broadway. 

E. EXTEND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Junipero Serra Boulevard, east side, 
from 208 feet to 268 feet south of Monterey Boulevard. 

F. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2921 Washington Street, south 
side. 

G. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Dorado Terrace, west 
side, in front of #41 Dorado Terrace to #79 Dorado Terrace AND Dorado Terrace, east side, 
from #312 to #224 Dorado Terrace 

H. ESTABLISH - CROSSWALK CLOSURE - Sagamore Street at San Jose Avenue - 
I. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Indiana Street, both sides, between Cesar Chavez and Marin 

Streets AND Indiana Street, west side, between Marin and Tulare Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Castro Street, east side, from Jersey Street to 96 feet 

southerly. 
K. ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Lisbon Street, west side, from Avalon Avenue to 

20 feet northerly AND Lisbon Street, east side, from Avalon Avenue to 20 feet southerly. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $86,520 in FTA Technical Study 
Grant funding from the MTC for the FY2008 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, and agreement.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 8 to DPW Contract 
No. 0872 J: Contract 31 Traffic Signal Modification, with Phoenix Electric Company, to perform 
Accessible Pedestrian Signals installation work at 23 locations along the Third Street Light Rail 
Corridor for an increase in the contract amount of $45,000, and an increase in the contract duration for 
substantial completion by 14 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 4 to Contract 
No. MR-1034R, Advanced Train Control Project, with Thales Rail Signalling Solutions to replace 
subcontractor Alcatel Canada with Thales Rail Signalling Solutions for no change in cost or duration 
of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation of the MTA's draft Strategic Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 
(Marisa Espinosa) 

12. Acting as the Parking Authority Commission, approving the proposed parking rates for the 
Lombard Street Garage, the Moscone Center Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts 
Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking 
System, and authorizes the Director of the Parking Authority or his designee to implement the rates 
at each facility no later than May 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and parking rates.) (Ron Szeto) 

13. Acting as the MTA Board of Directors, approving the proposed parking rates for the Civic Center 
Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden Gateway Garage, 
the 16 th & Hoff Garage, the Japan Center Garage, the Mission Bartlett Garage, the Portsmouth 
Square Garage, the St. Mary's Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the Union Square Garage, 
the Vallejo Street Garage, the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot, and 
authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement the rates at each facility no later than May 1 , 
2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and parking rates.) (Ron Szeto) 

14. Approving the SFMTA's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget in the amount of $682,145,948; certifying that 
the budget is adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and 
performance standards; approving increases in auto tow and storage fees, cable car and historical 
vehicle rental fees and special citations collections fees; approving the waiver of fares on New Year's 
Eve 2007; authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the Executive 
Director/CEO to implement short-term experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with the Bay 
Area Rapid Transit District to allow for use of the Muni Fast Pass on BART; authorizing an 
agreement to accept payment from BART for the Municipal Railway providing connecting bus 
service to BART stations; authorizing an agreement with Bay Area transit properties to continue the 
BART Plus Ticket Program; concurring with the Controller's certification that parking citation 
processing and collection; janitorial services for metered parking lots and shop facilities; facility 
security services; paratransit services; parking meter collection and coin counting services; security 
guard services at 1380 Howard Street; and vehicle towing, storage and disposal services can be 
practically performed by private contractors at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with 
City employees; and authorizing the Executive Director to make technical and clerical corrections to 
the budget and allocate additional revenues and/or City and County discretionary revenues provided 
that the Executive Director/CEO shall return to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval of 
technical or clerical corrections that exceed a five percent increase of the total budget; and acting as 
the Parking Authority Commission, approving compensation for Parking Authority Commissioners 
of $100 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 



15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 6 to Contract 
No. MR-1 141 , Third Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22 nd Street, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi to increase the contract value by $871,900 to a total contract value of 
$22,790,781.51, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 38 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi to increase the contract value by $792,429.00 to a total contract 
value of $47,174,912.00, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

1 7. Overview of the Cable Car Division. (No explanatory documents.) (Ken McDonald and 
Sonali Bose) 

18. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation (Unlitigated Administrative Proceeding): 

(3.1) San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Wastewater Enterprise/Collection System 
Division v. SFMTA, John M. Woods Motor Coach Facility, Consent Order No. SA-091806, 
MTA to pay $100,000 via advertising credit for water pollution prevention program and 
$100,000 to support biodiesel program. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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Municipal Railway 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



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MINUTES 

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 4 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Kasolas stated that he had been informed by the Mayor's office that he was not being 
reappointed. This would be his last meeting. Board members expressed their appreciation to 
Director Kasolas. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director/CEO Ford introduced Jenniffer Hamilton as the new Chief Information 
Officer and commended Debbie Denison for her work. 

Mr. Ford announced that the APTA Streetcar/Heritage Trolley Committee would be meeting in 
San Francisco on February 23 rd and 24 th . 

Mr. Ford stated that staff had hoped to be able to present an agreement with BART regarding the 
Senior Disabled Pass as part of the budget presentation but they are still in discussion with 
BART. The issue is the rate at which Muni would reimbursement BART. Mr. Ford expects to 
find a successful solution and has included monies in the FY08 budget in anticipation of an 
agreement. 

Mr. Ford presented replica fast passes to the Board and discussed issues related to bogus fare 
cards. 

E.D. Ford thanked the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition who delivered close to 100 hand-made 
valentines to Parking Control Officers in recognition of the tough job they do. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, updated the Board on the status of the T-Third line and 
announced that staff was in the process of repairing the pull cords on the fleet. 

Carter Rohan, Director, Transportation Planning and Development, reviewed the status of Phase 
II of the West Portal Project. 

Mr. Ford stated that the MTA Board would be discussing the Paratransit Debit Card in closed 
session as it may involve legal action in the future. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that Director Kasolas was one of best public officials he had come across. 
The 48-line has suffered during the West Portal construction work. Staff could have re-routed 
the bus. The MTA must do a better job with communication at bus stops to alert people to 
delays. 

Bruce Oka stated that he wanted to make sure that the MTA understands that taxi companies are 
ready to work with the MTA to get paratransit debit card program started if you make the correct 
decision. If you make the wrong decision, there will be a long wait which Muni and the disabled 
can't afford. 

Irwin Lum expressed appreciation to Director Kasolas. 

Tom Radulovich, BART Director, stated that BART has switched to plastic card stock. Plastic 
card stock would be more convenient for customers. He stated that he had spoken with MTA 
staff about the technical issues if the MTA would change to plastic card stock. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC expressed appreciation to Director Shahum for attending the 
last CAC meeting; to Director Kasolas for his service; to Debbie Denison for being responsive to 
CAC concerns and to Sonali Bose for working with them on the budget. Mr. Murphy presented 
the CAC's recommendations regarding the budget. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold expressed concern about uncollected fares and suggested the F-line as a candidate 
for a pilot project as it's a heavily used tourist line. There are a disproportionate number of 
broken fare boxes. The other problem is that tourists don't have the correct change. Operators 
should not allow them to get a free ride. 

Bruce Oka thanked Director Kasolas for his undying support for the community and wished him 
well. 

Barry Taranto urged the Board to look at the Taxi Commission minutes from January 9 and 20 
regarding dispatch service by the contractor of the debit card program. A recent article by Matt 
Gonzales is controversial but provides good background regarding the parking debit card 
contract. Double parking is a major problem. The MTA needs to do a better job of telling the 
press what is being enforced on holidays. People who park 20-30 minutes early in the tow away 
zones should be ticketed but not towed. 

Glenda LaVigne, Local 200, expressed concern about fare boxes and operators who are telling 
people to sit down. She stated that as a yard starter, she is supposed to send out 113 coaches but 
at least 15-20 have broken fare boxes due to missing parts which the MTA doesn't have. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL. TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. State Farm Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY070784 filed on 1 1/14/06 for $8,917.83 

B. Tokuko Yamagishi vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446999 filed on 11/22/05 for $6,000 

C. Nikita & Vivienne Johnson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05437621 filed on 4/15/05 for $9,000 

RESOLUTION 07-016 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Geary Boulevard, north side, from Scott Street 
to 162 feet west of Divisadero Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Geary Boulevard, north side, from 
136 feet to 162 feet west of Divisadero Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - 1 15 Wisconsin Street, east side, from 16th Street to 44 feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sansome Street, west side, from Washington Street to Broadway. 

E. EXTEND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Junipero Serra Boulevard, east side, 
from 208 feet to 268 feet south of Monterey Boulevard. 

F. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2921 Washington Street, south 
side. 

G. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Dorado Terrace, west 
side, in front of #41 Dorado Terrace to #79 Dorado Terrace AND Dorado Terrace, east side, 
from #312 to #224 Dorado Terrace 

H. ESTABLISH - CROSSWALK CLOSURE - Sagamore Street at San Jose Avenue - 
I. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY - Indiana Street, both sides, between Cesar Chavez and Marin 

Streets AND Indiana Street, west side, between Marin and Tulare Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Castro Street, east side, from Jersey Street to 96 feet 

southerly. 
K. ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Lisbon Street, west side, from Avalon Avenue to 

20 feet northerly AND Lisbon Street, east side, from Avalon Avenue to 20 feet southerly. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 D and J were severed at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that he had understood that Item D had been previously discussed and 
resolved. He added that this action would make matters worse. It is worth preserving the left- 



turn lane at that location. Regarding Item J, Mr. Taranto stated that there is diagonal parking in 
the area and a lot of double parking. 

Bond Yee stated that Item D had been previously approved by the Board however; it was brought 
back to the Board following environmental review by the City Planning Department. DPT is 
reviewing the status of all double-left turn lanes in the city. 

On motion to approve Items 10.2 D and J: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

RESOLUTION 07-017 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $86,520 in FTA Technical Study 
Grant funding from the MTC for the FY2008 Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, and agreement.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-018 

(10.4) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 8 to DPW Contract 
No. 0872J: Contract 31 Traffic Signal Modification, with Phoenix Electric Company, to perform 
Accessible Pedestrian Signals installation work at 23 locations along the Third Street Light Rail 
Corridor for an increase in the contract amount of $45,000, and an increase in the contract duration for 
substantial completion by 14 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-019 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 4 to Contract 
No. MR-1034R, Advanced Train Control Project, with Thales Rail Signalling Solutions to replace 
subcontractor Alcatel Canada with Thales Rail Signalling Solutions for no change in cost or duration 
of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-020 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 D and J severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation of the MTA's draft Strategic Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 
(Marisa Espinosa) 



Marisa Espinosa, Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives, presented the staff report including the draft 
vision, goals and objectives and the next steps for the Strategic Plan. 

Director Kasolas requested that the traffic calming program be incorporated into the strategic plan. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Tom Radulovich commended the committee and staff for their work. He urged the Board to think 
about issues of access and capacity. There is no accessible means to transfer between BART and 
Muni at the Balboa Park station. The issue of low-floor vehicles is a key strategic matter. He 
suggested that the MTA use this plan as a way to look at how to make Muni more accessible. There 
should be a policy maker to policy maker connection between transit agencies. 

Chairman McCray requested that Item 17 regarding the Cable Car Division, be presented after Item 
11. 

12. Acting as the Parking Authority Commission, approving the proposed parking rates for the 
Lombard Street Garage, the Moscone Center Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts 
Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking 
System, and authorizes the Director of the Parking Authority or his designee to implement the rates 
at each facility no later than May 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and parking rates.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-021 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Acting as the MTA Board of Directors, approving the proposed parking rates for the Civic Center 
Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden Gateway Garage, 
the 16 & Hoff Garage, the Japan Center Garage, the Mission Bartlett Garage, the Portsmouth 
Square Garage, the St. Mary's Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the Union Square Garage, 
the Vallejo Street Garage, the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot, and 
authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement the rates at each facility no later than May 1 , 
2007. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and parking rates.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment 

RESOLUTION 07-022 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Approving the SFMTA's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget in the amount of $682,145,948; certifying that 
the budget is adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and 
performance standards; approving increases in auto tow and storage fees, cable car and historical 
vehicle rental fees and special citations collections fees; approving the waiver of fares on New Year's 
Eve 2007; authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the Executive 
Director/CEO to implement short-term experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with the Bay 
Area Rapid Transit District to allow for use of the Muni Fast Pass on BART; authorizing an 
agreement to accept payment from BART for the Municipal Railway providing connecting bus 
service to BART stations; authorizing an agreement with Bay Area transit properties to continue the 
BART Plus Ticket Program; concurring with the Controller's certification that parking citation 
processing and collection; janitorial services for metered parking lots and shop facilities; facility 
security services; paratransit services; parking meter collection and coin counting services; security 
guard services at 1380 Howard Street; and vehicle towing, storage and disposal services can be 
practically performed by private contractors at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with 
City employees; and authorizing the Executive Director to make technical and clerical corrections to 
the budget and allocate additional revenues and/or City and County discretionary revenues provided 
that the Executive Director/CEO shall return to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval of 
technical or clerical corrections that exceed a five percent increase of the total budget; and acting as 
the Parking Authority Commission, approving compensation for Parking Authority Commissioners 
of $100 per month. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum stated that she needed to recuse herself due to a conflict of interest and 
requested that the discussion regarding the bike program be a separate discussion from the 
discussion regarding those aspects of the MTA's budget that don't impact the bike program. 

Chairman McCray requested that the discussion be severed. 

There was no public comment or discussion by the Board regarding bike program related funds. 

Chairman McCray requested discussion on the FY08 budget excluding items related to the bike 
program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Tom Radulovich, Livable City, expressed disappointment in the budget. If you put enough 
personnel and equipment on the street, the MTA can achieve 85% on-time performance. He 
stated that the MTA should pass the budget, but also it should take advantage of the time 
between now and when the Board of Supervisors approves the budget to request a supplemental 
budget. You don't need the TEP to tell you that you have to have enforcement and inspectors. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

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Director Nolan requested that staff provide an analysis of what it would cost to get to 75% on- 
time performance. 

Director Kasolas requested additional explanation regarding Stuart Sunshine's roles and 
responsibilities as it relates to transportation issues and clarification regarding work orders with 
other city departments. 

RESOLUTION 07-023 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 6 to Contract 
No. MR-1 141, Third Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22 nd Street, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi to increase the contract value by $871,900 to a total contract value of 
$22,790,781.51, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-024 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 38 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi to increase the contract value by $792,429.00 to a total contract 
value of $47,174,912.00, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-025 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



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1 7. Overview of the Cable Car Division. (No explanatory documents.) (Ken McDonald and 
Sonali Bose) 

This item was presented to the Board after Item 1 1 . 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer and Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the 
operational and financial issues regarding the Cable Car division. 

Director Kasolas requested that the matrix that shows the cost per hour be expanded to include 
all modes. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe presented a history of the cable cars. He stated that the charter mandates a certain 
level of cable car service which the MTA is not meeting. Not one cent of public money went 
into the 1982-84 cable car rehabilitation. In the 1970's, fare box recovery from cable cars was 
higher than rest of system. He urged the Board to return the cable car fare to same fare as the rest 
of the system. 

18. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 6:09 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

Michael Kasolas 
James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 



Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

Chris Hiyashi, Deputy City Attorney 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Construction 

Gregg Wilcox, Deputy Director, Transportation Development 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation (Unlitigated Administrative Proceeding): 

(3.1) San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Wastewater Enterprise/Collection System 
Division v. SFMTA, John M. Woods Motor Coach Facility, Consent Order No. SA-091806, 
MTA to pay $100,000 via advertising credit for water pollution prevention program and 
$100,000 to support biodiesel program. 

Also present: Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer 

RESOLUTION 07-026 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

Also present: Roger Nguyen, Project Manager 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 7:05 p.m. 

19. Announcement of Closed Session. 



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Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the SFPUC v. 
SFMTA with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The Board also 
met in closed session to discuss anticipated litigation. The Board took no action regarding that 
item. 

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Nolan-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. ► 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAR 1 4 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 20, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION 
AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY 
DIRECTOR, OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Evelyn Bravos v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #440214 filed on 4/7/05 for $3,750 

B. Loretta Culver v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY066064 filed on 12/1/06 for $7,000 

C. City Rent-A-Car/Linda King v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY0732757 filed on 12/27/06 
for$13,137.35 

D. Seth Bernstein v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0700499 filed on 8/29/06 for $16,400 

E. S.F. Food Bank v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #448838 filed on 1/24/06 for $17,475.28 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - PART-TIME BUS ZONE S- Battery Street, west side, from Sacramento Street 
to 76-feet northerly and Battery Street, west side, from Pine Street to 75-feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME BUS ZONES, 5 AM TO 1 1 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Battery Street, west side, from Pine Street to 75-feet southerly and Battery Street, 
west side, from Sacramento Street to 76-feet northerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) - Craut Street, between Silver 
Avenue and Trumbull Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - MUNI POLE STOP - Silver Avenue, westbound, at Lisbon Street. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI POLE STOP - Silver Avenue, westbound, at Craut Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Eucalyptus Drive, south side, from the Junipero 
Serra Boulevard Service Road to 33 feet westerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Vicente Street, south side, from 
Portola Drive to 49 feet westerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION - Lippard Avenue, between Bosworth Street and Joost 
Avenue. (Bond Yee) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $4,000,000 in funding 
from 2006 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Augmentation funds for the Third 
Street Light Rail Project - Phase II, Central Subway Project. (Sonali Bose) (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, attachment and resolution.) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $478,000 in funding from 
2006 Regional Transportation Improvement funds for the TLC Inner Sunset Traffic Calming and 
Transit Enhancements Project. (Sonali Bose) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
attachment and resolution.) 

(10.5) Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1208, Muni Operator Restroom Project Phase 
IE to Chiang CM Construction to provide restroom facilities for MUNI personnel in an amount 
not to exceed $518,912.00. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 



(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a professional services contract with 
Motorola in an amount not to exceed $370,945 for installation, integration, testing and warranty 
support of radio equipment that will enhance the radio coverage for Security and Enforcement 
Division personnel. (Antonio Parra) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract.) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 7 to 
Contract No. MR-1 141, Third Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22nd Street, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., with an increase of $653,354 for a new contract value of 
$23,444,135.51 with no extension of time to the contract. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 39 to Contract 
No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., to increase the contract value by $257,271 for a new contract value of 
$47,432,183 with no extension of time to the contract. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 8 to Contract 
No. MR-1 182R1, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility 
Project, with Stacy and Witbeck to replace subcontractor Bay Area Security Service with Adams 
Security for no change in contract value or duration. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

(10. 10) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 167R - MUNI Metro Extension - Platform Canopy and 
Communication System with Stacy & Witbeck/Ramirez; approving the execution of Contract 
Modification No. 4, and a final contract amount of $8,761,488; and authorizing release of final 
payment in the amount of $63,077.65. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract 
CS-139, Professional Engineering Services for Radio System Replacement Project, select the 
highest ranking proposer and negotiate a contract for an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 and for 
a contract term not to exceed 5 years. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, and financial plan.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of Central Subway Alternatives Report. (Carter Rohan) 
(Explanatory documents include a report.) 

12. Presentation and discussion of second quarter Service Standards Report. (Ken McDonald) 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 



1 3. Approving a Contingency Reserve Policy including the goal of building a 10% Contingency 
Reserve in the operating budget over the next ten years. (Sonali Bose) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, policy and resolution.) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $2,748,000 in funding from 
the federal Surface Transportation Program and/or Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
Improvement program for various pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic calming projects for the MTC 
Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Program. Sonali Bose) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) 

PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

15. Presentation and discussion of pricing policy and free parking policy for Parking Authority 
managed parking facilities. (Ron Szeto) (Explanatory documents include a report.) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss 
and taken action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 



X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 and Administrative Code Sections 67.8 (a) (2) 
and 67.12 (b) (1), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors/Parking Authority 
Commission will meet in closed session to discuss real estate negotiations: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR 

Property: 1300 Fillmore Street, Assessor's Parcel #0732-032. 
Persons negotiating: Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Ron Szeto, Marcia Rosen 
Under negotiation: Both Price and Terms of Payment 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(6.1) KGO Television v. MTA et. al., Superior Court #CPF07507028 filed on 2/13/07 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

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individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 



ISDEP" 
CO 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Peter Mezey - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Mezey-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the Chairman requested that Item 11, the Central Subway 
discussion would be heard after the Executive Director's Report. In addition, Closed Session 
Items 3 and 6 were continued to the next meeting at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray welcomed Director Beach to the Board. 

Director Nolan stated that the MTA has limited discretionary funds and requested that, as part of 
the FY09 budget discussions, staff review with the Board the fixed costs in the MTA's budget. 

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Chairman McCray requested that the election of Vice Chairman be scheduled for the next 
meeting when all board members would be in attendance. Board Secretary Boomer stated that 
the election would be scheduled for the April 3 meeting. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford welcomed Director Beach to the MTA. 

Exec. Director Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Dan Provence, Planner, Traffic 
Calming; Lillian Kent, DPT Adult School Crossing Guard; Eli Calimquim, Electronic 
Maintenance Technician, Metro Division; and Felton Peterson, Operator, Presidio Division. 
Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

The MTA is holding their own "March Madness" competition to promote teamwork and 
communication. Eighteen teams of employees are presenting their divisions' work projects and 
the competition will culminate on April 5. The winning team will be presented to the Board. 

Recently, the Transit Effectiveness Project team hosted two events for youth and families in 
partnership with the Youth Commission, the Department of Children, Youth and Families, and 
the Mayor's Policy Council on Children, Youth and Families. These events were part of an on- 
going effort to maximize TEP outreach. 

Mr. Ford presented two MTA television commercials. The first commercial introduces the 
partnership between Muni and DPT. The second commercial unveils the new T-Third line. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Nathan Grief commended Mr. Calimquim for his work on the Boeing cars. 

Item 1 1 was considered following the Executive Director's Report. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Carolyn Devine, Aging & Adult Services, stated that the Commission applauded the new T-Third 
line but is concerned that eliminating the 15-Third will impact the elderly. Eliminating the 15- 
line will expose the frail elderly to longer transit times. 



Exec. Director Ford stated that the MTA is sensitive to the concerns and is examining options to 
mitigate the impact on seniors. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION 
AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY 
DIRECTOR, OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member, of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Evelyn Bravos v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #440214 filed on 4/7/05 for $3,750 

B. Loretta Culver v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY066064 filed on 12/1/06 for $7,000 

C. City Rent-A-Car/Linda King v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY0732757 filed on 12/27/06 
for $13,137.35 

D. Seth Bernstein v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0700499 filed on 8/29/06 for $16,400 

E. S.F. Food Bank v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #448838 filed on 1/24/06 for $17,475.28 

RESOLUTION 07-027 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - PART-TIME BUS ZONE S- Battery Street, west side, from Sacramento Street 
to 76-feet northerly and Battery Street, west side, from Pine Street to 75-feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME BUS ZONES, 5 AM TO 1 1 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Battery Street, west side, from Pine Street to 75-feet southerly and Battery Street, 
west side, from Sacramento Street to 76-feet northerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET (NORTHBOUND) - Craut Street, between Silver 
Avenue and Trumbull Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - MUNI POLE STOP - Silver Avenue, westbound, at Lisbon Street. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI POLE STOP - Silver Avenue, westbound, at Craut Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Eucalyptus Drive, south side, from the Junipero 
Serra Boulevard Service Road to 33 feet westerly. 



G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Vicente Street, south side, from 

Portola Drive to 49 feet westerly. 
H. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION - Lippard Avenue, between Bosworth Street and Joost 

Avenue. (Bond Yee) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Item 10.2 H was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Leslie Sanford expressed concern that the speed humps won't reduce traffic noise or speed and 
suggested that signs be installed that would prohibit heavy trucks from traveling on Lippard. 

Bond Yee, Director, DPT, stated that the proposed speed humps were requested by the 
neighborhood. These streets are considered to be alleys because they are less than 15 feet wide 
and can't accommodate heavy vehicles. 

Director Din requested that staff report back six months after implementation. 

RESOLUTION 07-028 

On motion to approve Item 10.2h: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $4,000,000 in funding 
from 2006 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Augmentation funds for the Third 
Street Light Rail Project - Phase n, Central Subway Project. (Sonali Bose) (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, attachment and resolution.) 

Item 10.3 was severed at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner stated that it's strange to have a discussion on issues associated with the 
Central Subway and then ask for more money. 

RESOLUTION 07-029 

On motion to approve the Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 



ABSENT - Mezey 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $478,000 in funding from 
2006 Regional Transportation Improvement funds for the TLC Inner Sunset Traffic Calming and 
Transit Enhancements Project. (Sonali Bose) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
attachment and resolution.) 

Director Shahum recused herself from Item 10.4 due to a conflict of interest. 

RESOLUTION 07-030 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

(10.5) Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1208, Muni Operator Restroom Project Phase 
III to Chiang CM Construction to provide restroom facilities for MUNI personnel in an amount 
not to exceed $5 18,912.00. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 07-031 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a professional services contract with 
Motorola in an amount not to exceed $370,945 for installation, integration, testing and warranty 
support of radio equipment that will enhance the radio coverage for Security and Enforcement 
Division personnel. (Antonio Parra) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract.) 

RESOLUTION 07-032 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 7 to 
Contract No. MR-1 141, Third Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22nd Street, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., with an increase of $653,354 for a new contract value of 
$23,444,135.51 with no extension of time to the contract. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 07-033 



(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 39 to Contract 
No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., to increase the contract value by $257,271 for a new contract value of 
$47,432,183 with no extension of time to the contract. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 07-034 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 8 to Contract 
No. MR-1 182R1, Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Facility 
Project, with Stacy and Witbeck to replace subcontractor Bay Area Security Service with Adams 
Security for no change in contract value or duration. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 07-035 

(10.10) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 167R - MUNI Metro Extension - Platform Canopy and 
Communication System with Stacy & Witbeck/Ramirez; approving the execution of Contract 
Modification No. 4, and a final contract amount of $8,761,488; and authorizing release of final 
payment in the amount of $63,077.65. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 07-036 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract 
CS-139, Professional Engineering Services for Radio System Replacement Project, select the 
highest ranking proposer and negotiate a contract for an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 and for 
a contract term not to exceed 5 years. (Carter Rohan) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 07-037 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2h, 10.3 and 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of Central Subway Alternatives Report. (Carter Rohan) 
(Explanatory documents include a report.) 



Chairman McCray requested that Item 1 1 be heard prior to Item 8. 

Tom Matoff, Director of Transportation Planning, LTK Engineers, presented a report entitled 
"Review of Central Subway Alternatives". John Funghi, Project Manager, Central Subway, 
discussed how the MTA incorporated Mr. Matoff s recommendations into the design of the 
Central Subway and other issues associated with the recommendations. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Joseph Mclnerny stated that he was never in favor of this project. This project will spend $1 .4 billion 
dollars for a subway station in Chinatown to replace the loss of the Embarcadero Freeway. Instead, the 
most expeditious and economical alternative would be to reroute the E-line off the Embarcadero and 
up Broadway. The entire concept of the Central Subway is economically infeasible. 

Art Michel, SPUR, stated that SPUR had reservations about the present configuration. This expensive 
subway only serves one end of Chinatown and not North Beach or Fisherman's Wharf. This plan 
doesn't address the needs of the 30-Stockton or 45 -Union riders. Mr. Michel presented three 
suggestions: extending the subway to stop in North Beach, coming to surface on Columbus and 
extending the line to Van Ness; combining trolley coaches with LRV's in the subway; or making it 
entirely for trolley coaches. 

Claudine Cheng, Renew SF, recognized the work that staff has done to reach out to the community. 
The Central Subway Project is vital to easing congestion and critical to the economic vitality of 
Chinatown. Move the project forward. 

Norman Rolfe, SF Tomorrow, stated that the report raises a lot of questions and doubts and urged the 
Board to urge the Mayor to set up a committee to study the project. The Central Subway will increase 
operating expenses and will result in reduced service in other areas. Don't take further action on this 
project until you have examined all the alternatives. 

Gerald Cauthen stated that this is a once-in-a-century opportunity to get it right. The subway needs to 
serve both north and south neighborhoods. The subway should be used initially for buses and then 
converted to rail, if and when capacity requires it. 

Randy Rentschler, MTC, commented that MTC and the region have focused on several key strategic 
projects, of which the Central Subway is one. This is a top project for the whole region. MTC has 
allocated $100 million of Prop 1A-C bond monies to deliver this project. 

Peter Hartman, Member of Central Subway, CAC, stated that his SOMA neighbors have worked with 
staff proactively and in positive and cooperative way to resolve their issues. They support the project 
as proposed. This is an integrated transit link from north to the south and gives SOMA residents direct 
access to Chinatown, and later, to North Beach. Substantial changes could risk funding. 






Katherine Roberts said that the cost for 1.2 miles of track will be $1.4 billion and suggested that 
the money be put into improving surface traffic. The model of restricting traffic on Market St. 
could be well applied to Stockton. 

Gordon Chin commended staff for working to address the communities' issues. This project is 
tremendously important not only to Chinatown but all the way along Third St. Further changes 
will jeopardize funding. The Chinatown community fully supports this project. 

Yan Ting Huang stated that Chinatown is the most densely populated and busiest neighborhood 
in the city. Buses are packed and difficult to get on to. This project is necessary. 

Ho Qing stated that there are a lot of people in Chinatown throughout the day who come to do 
their shopping. Sidewalks are congested with tourists. Chinatown needs a high class 
transportation system. Ms. Qing stated that she lives south of Market and this project will help 
her. She supports the project. 

Rosa stated that youth use buses to get to school and to events. It takes a long time to get around 
the city on buses and some students have a commute of 2 hours or more. The Central Subway 
project will benefit youth. 

Leon Chow stated that the Chinatown area has the densest Chinese population and many 
residents are mono-lingual immigrants who have no choice but to take public transit. Other major 
cities have acceptable transit systems. Get this project done now 

Jade Wu stated that walking is faster than taking the bus. Single-room occupancy families rely 
on public transit to get to school and to work. Central subway is good for Chinatown and it's a 
good economic plan for the city. 

Guang Wu Chan, Ping Yuen Development, stated that it's difficult to get on the bus because of 
overcrowding and expressed hope that the Central Subway will be built soon. 

Rev. Norman Fong stated that he has 15,000 signatures of people who are in support of the 
project. Residents are trying to have faith in the process. Ms. Pelosi supports the project. Rev. 
Fong expressed hope that we can stop arguing publicly and get it done. 

Harvey Louie, Chinatown TRIP, stated that TRIP has been involved in the project since the early 
1990's. It has got to get it done now. The project has the will of the people, the elected officials, 
and funding. This project will relieve congestion and produce cleaner air. 

Howard Strassner stated that no one has ever compared Bus Rapid Transit with the Central 
Subway. The subway will only save a few minutes of time at cost of $1.4 billion. BRT can 
improve service not only for the 30-Stockton but for the entire system. Stop kowtowing to cars. 
This project won't attract new riders and should be reconsidered. 



Richard Mylnarik stated that the city is throwing all New Starts money, Transportation Authority 
money and Federal funds into providing improved service to Chinatown. The BART extension 
to the Airport was idiotic. When you look at project costs, you will come to the same conclusion. 
This is the worst example of pork. 

Tom Radulovich, Livable City stated that if BART had had this look, BART would have gotten a 
lot more things right. He expressed disappointment in staffs rebuttal. This project is not 
connected to the rest of transit system or to the Bay Area and needs to be rethought strategically. 
Many cities have converted to low-floor vehicles for lucrative benefits. The Market St. subway 
was designed with hollow platforms in anticipation of low-floor. 

James Tracy expressed support for the 20-year struggle by Chinatown to get this project built. If 
it had been a Russian Hill, project, it would have been done 10 years ago. Bring housing and 
transit justice to the neighborhood. Move the project forward. 

Michael Kiesling stated that the report is one of most ethical reports ever. Mr. Matoff said what 
he thought and should be applauded. Chinatown needs wider sidewalks. The current width does 
not meet ADA requirements. Speeding up the bus on Stockton will do more than the Central 
Subway will. There are a lot of nuanced designs that could improve public transit. 

Queena Chen stated that she travels 90 minutes one-way to get from where she lives to work. 
This project will save her 30 minutes each way every day. Students will be helped by this 
project. Please approve the Central Subway project. 

Luis Zurinaga, Transportation Authority, stated that the TA has been a funding partner with the 
MTA. This project was approved by the citizens of San Francisco when they approved the half- 
cent sales tax. The TA fully supports the project and looks forward to its' expeditious 
development. 

Charlie Walker stated there was no consideration for black people when the MTA built the T- 
Third. Black people are not going to be impacted by and don't care about the Central Subway 
project. Stop the train on Third St. It's too unsafe for our people. 

Bob Planthold stated that a four-minute, 940-foot distance transfer is a problem for people with 
disabilities. The actual walking time could be as much as five and a half minutes. Mr. Planthold 
suggested the inclusion of moving sidewalks to address the problem. He also noted that the 
project will have to include at least two elevators for every station to insure accessibility. 

12. Presentation and discussion of second quarter Service Standards Report. (Ken McDonald) 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Debbie Denison, IT Project Director, presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 



13. Approving a Contingency Reserve Policy including the goal of building a 10% Contingency 
Reserve in the operating budget over the next ten years. (Sonali Bose) (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, policy and resolution.) 

Director Nolan requested that the resolution and policy be amended so the Board would approve 
the expenditure of funds from the contingency reserve fund in advance of expenditure. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-038 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $2,748,000 in funding from 
the federal Surface Transportation Program and/or Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
Improvement program for various pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic calming projects for the MTC 
Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Program. Sonali Bose) (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest. 

RESOLUTION 07-039 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 
PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

15. Presentation and discussion of pricing policy and free parking policy for Parking Authority 
managed parking facilities. (Ron Szeto) (Explanatory documents include a report.) 

Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority, presented the staff report. 

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Director Din requested information regarding volume for each parking garage rate. 

Commissioner Shahum requested information regarding the costs associated with each 
recommendation. 

Director Din requested that staff provide a policy regarding special parking programs at garages 
and storage. 

President McCray requested that Mr. Szeto bring the policy recommendations back to the 
Parking Authority Commission in May. 

Miguel Bustos, Liaison to CCSF Boards and Commissions, Office of Mayor Newsom, expressed 
support for the recommendations and for comprehensive parking reforms and urged the MTA to 
consider providing free transit passes to CCSF Directors and Commissioners in lieu of free 
parking at the Civic Center Garage. 

No public comment. 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Mezey-absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 6:50 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Peter Mezey - with notification 



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Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
- Judson True, Manager, Local Government Relations 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

This item was continued to April 3, 2007. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

This item was continued to April 3, 2007. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 and Administrative Code Sections 67.8 (a) (2) 
and 67.12 (b) (1), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors/Parking Authority 
Commission will meet in closed session to discuss real estate negotiations: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR 

Property: 1300 Fillmore Street, Assessor's Parcel #0732-032. 
Persons negotiating: Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Ron Szeto, Marcia Rosen 
Under negotiation: Both Price and Terms of Payment 

This item was continued to April 3, 2007. 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 

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attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

(6. 1) KGO Television v. MTA et. al., Superior Court #CPF07507028 filed on 2/13/07 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 7:16 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss existing litigation. 
The other three items scheduled for consideration in closed session were continued to the next 
meeting. The Board took no action in closed session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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San Francisco Department ot 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
And PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

LeahShahum 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PI LIBRA 

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR7CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7'" Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 20, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Election of MTA Vice Chairman 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ismath Hussain v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449607 filed on 2/17/06 for $3,776 

B. Veronica Ogletree v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #5441018 filed on 5/5/05 for $4,500 

C. Erin Altaian, Unlitigated Claim #700620 filed on 9/1 1/06 for $5,949.50 

D. Kathleen Callinan/USAA, Unlitigated Claim #701575 filed on 12/19/06 for $9,640.99 

E. Amal Elmoraly, Unlitigated Claim #701 104 filed on 10/27/06 for $14,559 

F. Albert Suisala vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #422562 filed on 7/17/03 for $69,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - 6th Avenue, between Judah and Irving Streets; 6th Avenue, 
between Judah and Kirkham Streets; 17th Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets; and 8th 
Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION - Teresita Boulevard, between Sequoia and Gaviota Ways. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Market St., north side, from 58 
feet to 132 feet west of Castro St.; and, Mason St., west side, from Jefferson St. to 40 feet 
southerly. 

D. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Geary Blvd., north side, from 39th Avenue to 80 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Geary Boulevard, north side, from 40th Avenue to 120 
feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY ONTO CARTER STREET - Walbridge Street, 
eastbound onto Carter Street. 

G. RESCIND - NO TURN ON RED - Geneva Avenue, eastbound, at Carter Avenue and 
Walbridge Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Geneva Avenue, south side, 

from Carter Street to 1 00 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Minnesota side of 1415 

Indiana St„ from 2 feet to 9 feet north of the Minnesota St. driveway for 1415 Indiana St. 
J. ESTABLISH - BUS, TRUCK (OVER 3 TONS) RESTRICTION - St. Josephs Ave. between 

O'Farrell and Turk Sts.; Broderick St., between O'Farrell and Turk Sts.; Eddy St., between 

Divisadero St. and St. Josephs Ave.; Ellis St., between Divisadero St. and St. Josephs Ave. 
K. ESTABLISH - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Buchanan St„ northbound at Hermann St. 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME- Mission Street, south side, from 

2nd Street to 46 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - METERED YELLOW COMMERCIAL LOADING - Mission Street, south 

side, from 46 feet to 90 feet east of 2nd Street. 
N. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT BUSES - Mission Street, 

eastbound, between 1 st and 2nd Street. 
O. ESTABLISH - MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANE FOR MUNI ONLY - Mission Street, 

eastbound, at 1st Street. (Bond Yee) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 

resolution.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of the FY09 budget and revenue options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Presentation and discussion of the proposal to provide discounted fast passes to 18-21 year 
olds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

13. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 Capital budget. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report.) (Carter Rohan) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification 8 to Contract No. 
MR-1 141, Third Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22 nd Street, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., with an increase of $882,892.00 to a new amount of 
$24,327,027.51, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification 40 to Contract 
No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., with an increase of $476,151 to a new amount of $47,908,334, with 
no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract 
modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following. case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parting and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



I 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,h Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 20, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Black-absent). 

5. Communications 

Chairman McCray stated that the June 5 th meeting of the Board of Directors was cancelled. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Election of MTA Vice Chairman 

On motion to elect Tom Nolan as Vice Chairman: 

APPROVED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



ABSENT -Black 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford stated that as of April 2, the MTA started selling parking cards on-line. 
People will be able to purchase fast passes on-line beginning April 10. The May 2007 fast pass 
will be the first pass available for purchase. Passes will be available from the 10 th through the 
22 nd of every month. Staff is examining the sale of fare media throughout the city. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested information regarding the commuter check program. 

Exec. Director Ford announced that today was a milestone regarding vehicle availability for 
Third St. with a total of 126 vehicles available for the a.m. pullout. The system needs 122 cars. 
The MTA has 8 LRV's out of service for repair. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, presented a baseline review of Muni operations. 

Exec. Director Ford announced that the T-Third Line was ready to open on April 7. There will 
be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 14. Mr. Ford also discussed the plan for pre- and post- 
baseball game service. 

E.D. Ford presented a Special Recognition Award to Edward Barella, Electrical Transit System 
Mechanic at the Green/Geneva Shops. Edward Barella expressed appreciation to the Board and 
Mr. Ford for the recognition and called it the achievement of his life. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Bruce Oka inquired if stickers for the disabled would be available on-line. His colleagues are 
interested in that possibility. 

Norman Rolfe stated that no city money was used in the rehabilitation of the Cable Car Barn. 
Regarding the Central Subway project, Mr. Rolfe stated that the Mayor should set up a blue 
ribbon committee to look at it. This project may not be the wisest use of money. A shallow 
station at Powell isn't as overwhelming to do as has been described. 

Jim Gillespie, President, S.F. Taxi Association, stated that the industry is committed to seeing an 
effective debit card system but are equally adamant in their opposition to the current contractor. 
He stated that they want to work collaboratively to build momentum for this program and are 



concerned about the impasse with the current contractor. 

Charlie Walker stated that recently installed mirrors along Third St. were ridiculous. Staff has 
done nothing about the "No Left-Turn" signs on Third St. They don't need to be there. Every 
other car gets a ticket. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Ismath Hussain v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449607 filed on 2/17/06 for $3,776 

B. Veronica Ogletree v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #5441018 filed on 5/5/05 for $4,500 

C. Erin Altman, Unlitigated Claim #700620 filed on 9/1 1/06 for $5,949.50 

D. Kathleen Callinan/USAA, Unlitigated Claim #701575 filed on 12/19/06 for $9,640.99 

E. Amal Elmoraly, Unlitigated Claim #701 104 filed on 10/27/06 for $14,559 

F. Albert Suisala vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #422562 filed on 7/17/03 for $69,000 

RESOLUTION 07-040 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMP - 6th Avenue, between Judah and Irving Streets; 6th 
Avenue, between Judah and Kirkham Streets; 17th Avenue, between Irving and Judah 
Streets; and 8th Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHION - Teresita Boulevard, between Sequoia and Gaviota 
Ways. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Market St., north side, from 
58 feet to 132 feet west of Castro St.; and, Mason St., west side, from Jefferson St. to 40 
feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Geary Blvd., north side, from 39th Avenue to 80 feet 



westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Geary Boulevard, north side, from 40th Avenue to 
120 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY ONTO CARTER STREET - Walbridge Street, 
eastbound onto Carter Street. 

G. RESCIND - NO TURN ON RED - Geneva Avenue, eastbound, at Carter Avenue and 
Walbridge Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Geneva Avenue, south side, 

from Carter Street to 100 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Minnesota side of 1 4 1 5 

Indiana St, from 2 feet to 9 feet north of the Minnesota St. driveway for 1415 Indiana St. 
J. ESTABLISH - BUS, TRUCK (OVER 3 TONS) RESTRICTION - St. Josephs Ave. 

between O'Farrell and Turk Sts.; Broderick St., between O'Farrell and Turk Sts.; Eddy St., 

between Divisadero St. and St. Josephs Ave.; Ellis St., between Divisadero St. and St. 

Josephs Ave. 
K. ESTABLISH - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Buchanan St, northbound at Hermann St. 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME- Mission Street, south side, 

from 2nd Street to 46 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - METERED YELLOW COMMERCIAL LOADING - Mission Street, 

south side, from 46 feet to 90 feet east of 2nd Street. 
N. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT BUSES - Mission Street, 

eastbound, between 1st and 2nd Street. 
O. ESTABLISH - MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANE FOR MUNI ONLY - Mission Street, 

eastbound, at 1st Street. (Bond Yee) (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 

resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 07-041 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and discussion of the FY09 budget and revenue options. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Exec. Director Ford stated that this presentation was an unconstrained look at possible revenue 
resources without consideration of any legal or political boundaries, MTA policies or governance 
structures. The Chief Financial Officer was tasked with thinking far outside the box and to 



examine options that wouldn't just make the MTA whole, but what would get the MTA to 
financial stability. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the FY09 budget and revenue options. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that staff provide additional information regarding the deficit 
and what it will cost to get to 75% on-time performance. Director Shahum requested that staff 
also layout for the Board what it would cost to achieve the goals in the Strategic Plan. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, expressed appreciation for taking 85% on-time reliability seriously and for 
not being satisfied with a status quo budget. Just fixing fare evasion and other things won't fix 
the structural deficit. A % cent sales tax would only raise $27 million. It's important to look at 
the FY09 budget to support the kind of MUNI we want it to be. SPUR has identified a lot of 
possible money sources and would be happy to assist. 

Edward Mason recommended consideration of transit impact fees on new residential 
construction. Most of the new construction is condominiums and homes. People who can afford 
to buy them can afford to pay a transit impact fee. 

Howard Wong, SPUR, expressed appreciation for the long-term look at the structural deficit. It 
is important for the MTA to evaluate best case practices in other cities and to seek other 
scenarios that will offer the public an imaginative look at how the MTA will resolve their issues. 

Jennifer Lane, Supervisor Daly's office, stated that a constituent called their office to discuss 
their concerns regarding the Transbay Terminal. 

Irwin Lum, TWU-Local, 250A stated that they would lobby Sacramento for money. The MTA 
needs to look at innovative long-term revenue generation ideas. Labor contracts are up next year 
and as far as 2 50- A members are concerned, workers have given a lot and have nothing to give. 

12. Presentation and discussion of the proposal to provide discounted fast passes to 18-21 year 
olds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick discussed his proposal to provide discounted fast passes to 18-21 
year olds. This is a value decision and will cost less than half of the estimated $3.2 million for 
six months in FY08. This proposal is a way to gradually reduce fares that will capture young 
riders and will help low-income youth. We need to show that we're sensitive to that age range. 
This won't overwhelm the budget. 

Exec. Director Ford thanked Supervisor McGoldrick for his support and stated that the proposal 
will be included in the larger discussion regarding the budget, revenues and fare media. E.D. Ford 
stated that Chief Financial Officer Bose will be bring this back to the Board at the May 15 meeting. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

John Rizzo, Trustee, City College, stated that the City College Board had unanimously passed a 
resolution to support the Supervisor's proposal. City College would be thrilled to see an 18-21 
year old discounted fast pass. This is important to their students. City College doesn't have a 
class pass program. Discounted passes are much simpler for City College and would be available 
to non-students. Please implement the program. 

Iqra Anjum, Youth Commission, stated that 18-24 year olds lack financial support, are putting 
themselves through college, and need access to city services that are cut off when they reach 18. 
This is a major issue. The Class Pass charges all students even if they don't take Muni. Ms. 
Anjum encouraged the Board to support this proposal. 

Kemi Shamonda, Youth Commission, stated that this was a number one recommendation out of 
the TEP Youth Commission meeting. There are a lot of kids who use a youth pass because they 
can't afford the higher price for the adult pass. 

13. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 Capital budget. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report.) (Carter Rohan) 

Brenda Walker, Program Manager, and Gregg Wilcox, Deputy Director, Transportation 
Development, presented the FY 2008-2012 Capital Investment Plan. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe stated that the Mission Stuart Hotel was supposed to be a big money maker but 
instead, the MTA has been losing money. This project increased operating costs by $1 .5 
million. The Board owes it to the public to investigate the increased operating costs. 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification 8 to Contract No. 
MR-1 141, Third Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22 nd Street, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., with an increase of $882,892.00 to a new amount of 
$24,327,027.51, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-042 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



ABSENT - Black 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification 40 to Contract 
No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with Mitchell 
Engineering/Obayashi Corp., with an increase of $476,151 to anew amount of $47,908,334, with 
no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract 
modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-043 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Black 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Black-absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:50 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 



Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

Also present: Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development 
Gregg Wilcox, Deputy Director, Transportation Development 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

RESOLUTION 07-044 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Black 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss two matters of 
anticipated litigation with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to approve 
settlement with CBS Outdoor (Black-absent) and took no action on the other matter discussed. 



18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:1 1 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



j) Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking andTraffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, April 17, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
And PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgo v. org/sunshine/ 






2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 3, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-TEP Update 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. William Mercado, Unlitigated Claim #701019 filed on 10/20/06 for $5,275 

B. Kimberly Fondu v CCSF, Superior Ct. #441 83 1 filed on 6/2/05 for $7,500 

C. Shu Yan Lin, Unlitigated Claim #701059 filed on 10/24/06 for $8,500 

D. Daniel Benjamin Shain, Unlitigated Claim #700036 filed on 7/07/06 for $12,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE/TERMINAL - Mission Street, south side, from 15 feet 
to 55 feet east of Mary Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Beachmont Drive, both sides, 
between Sloat Boulevard and Lagunitas Drive. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Grove Street, both sides, between 
Buchanan and Webster Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (60-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Stanyan Street, east 
side, from Fulton Street to McAllister Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Florentine Street, southbound, from Mission 
Street to Brunswick Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS WITH MEDIAN ISLANDS - Revere Avenue, 
between Lane and Keith Streets; and, Van Dyke Avenue, between Lane and Keith Streets. 

G. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS WITH MEDIAN ISLANDS - Underwood Avenue, 
between Lane and Keith Streets; and, Quesada Avenue, between Lane and Keith Streets. 

H. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - Circular Avenue, between Congo Street and Staples 
Avenue; and, Circular Avenue, between Baden Street and Flood Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $450,000 from the MTC to 
provide resources to oversee the installation and testing of TransLink® equipment on Muni 
vehicles. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-1215, 
Muni Traction Power Feeder Circuits Upgrade Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for 
Environmental and Transportation Feasibility services, evaluate the proposals, and negotiate a 
contract with the selected consultant for an amount not to exceed $750,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Carter Rohan) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to revise the inbound and outbound routes of Line 
29 to serve the new Transit Center in the Presidio National Park and suspend afternoon service 
on Line 82X, and morning service between Levi Plaza and the Presidio. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, map and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to terminate Contract No. MR- 1 195, Paratransit 
Debit Card System with GPSDS for the City's convenience; negotiate a termination agreement 
with GPSDS and revise the procurement strategy and issue a new procurement. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Fourth Amendment to the Parking 
Meter Management Systems Agreement with Serco Management Services, to extend the term for 
three years through June 3, 2010, and increase the contract to an amount not to exceed 
$61,000,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modifications 
and financial plan.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 2 and No. 3 to 
Contract No. CS-132, Quality Assurance and Construction Management Services for Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Project, Phase I to Jacobs Civil Inc. for an additional amount not to exceed 
$2,563,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $18,563,000 and for an additional term not to 
exceed 671 days for a total term not to exceed December 31, 2008. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modifications and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modifications 20 and 21 to 
Contract No. MR-1 143, Third Street Light Rail Project: Jerrold Avenue to Donner Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., a Joint Venture, with an increase of $913,000 to a new total 
Contract amount of $36,000,398.40, with no extension of the Contract time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modifications and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Christopher Gray vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #430519 filed on 4/13/04 for $100,000 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



MINUTES 

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
APR 2 6 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that the Christopher Grey litigation was removed from the 
closed session agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Din requested a summary of garage performance from the past year through the third 
quarter before the next meeting. Acting Director Szeto stated that he would provide the most 
recent figures for the year through the end of March by the next meeting. 

Chairman McCray requested an update on the lift- van contract. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 



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-Special Recognition Award 
-TEP Update 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Debbie Denison, Manager of 
Transportation Technology; Patty DeVlieg, Systems Integration Section Manager; and Candy 
Heurlin, Manager, Human Resources Recruitment, Classification and Selection; Andy Rodney, 
Transit Operator, Potrero Division. Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the 
Board. 

Mr. Ford discussed the J-Church Pilot Project that began on March 2. He stated that the MTA 
has seen significant improvement in on-time performance. Through April 1, the combined on- 
time performance for the a.m. and p.m. peak periods was 72.5%, which is an improvement of 
12.4%. 

Mr. Ford stated that at the last meeting, Bruce Oka had questioned whether monthly disabled 
stickers would be available on-line. They will be available for purchase in May. 

Exec. Director Ford announced that the "NextMuni" program has been "fast forwarded". 
Vehicle trackers are being installed on diesel buses. 174 passenger display signs have been 
installed to date. All 41 1 signs will be installed by the end of September at which time the public 
will be able to use NextMuni to view diesel bus schedules. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that a recent newspaper article regarding sidewalk parking citations 
implied that the MTA had a new policy. There is no new policy regarding sidewalk parking. 
There is a zero tolerance policy that has not changed and PCO's are asked to uphold it 
vigorously. Recently the MTA raised the fine for sidewalk parking to $100 and issued over 
37,000 tickets. Deputy Chief Parra has reissued the memo reminding PCO's of the zero- 
tolerance policy. 

Julie Kirschbaum, Program Manager, Transit Effectiveness Project, presented an update on the 
Transit Effectiveness Program. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer, presented a review of the T-Third implementation. 

Director Mezey requested that information be provided regarding the number of trains that were 
on-time and that weren't on-time so the public can see the progress made. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the TEP presentation was wonderful. Mr. Taranto stated that he drives 
90% of the time because he can't depend on Muni. The Geary and 24-Divisadero lines are 
unreliable on weekends. The T-Line needed new publicity and marketing. People weren't given an 
alternative. The other service should have been phased out. Station agents need to be friendly and 
answer questions. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the CAC's recommendations. He expressed the CAC's 
appreciation to Debbie Denison. The CAC is excited about the T-Third line but are concerned 
about the challenges during the first two weeks. 

9. Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss reported that drivers often pass by passengers at bus stops. There needs to be more 
training. Ms. Weiss's complaint letters don't say what the complaint is. It's time to get tough about 
drinks on board Muni buses and graffiti. The financial system needs to get straightened out. 
Business Improvement Districts can help Muni. 19 Avenue is dangerous. 

Barry Taranto welcomed Director Beach to the Board. Parking Control Officers seem to only focus 
on one citation category at a time. They should be trained to look at all violations around them, 
including white zones. NextBus is a fantastic system but people can't use it if they don't have 
access to the internet. It should be hooked up to a phone line. Regular bike riders use flat and less- 
traveled-by-car routes. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. William Mercado, Unlitigated Claim #701019 filed on 10/20/06 for $5,275 

B. Kimberly Fondu v CCSF, Superior Ct. #441 83 1 filed on 6/2/05 for $7,500 

C. Shu Yan Lin, Unlitigated Claim #701059 filed on 10/24/06 for $8,500 

D. Daniel Benjamin Shain, Unlitigated Claim #700036 filed on 7/07/06 for $12,000 

RESOLUTION 07-045 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

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A. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE/TERMINAL - Mission Street, south side, from 15 feet 
to 55 feet east of Mary Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Beachmont Drive, both sides, 
between Sloat Boulevard and Lagunitas Drive. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Grove Street, both sides, between 
Buchanan and Webster Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (60-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Stanyan Street, east 
side, from Fulton Street to McAllister Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Florentine Street, southbound, from Mission 
Street to Brunswick Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS WITH MEDIAN ISLANDS - Revere Avenue, 
between Lane and Keith Streets; and, Van Dyke Avenue, between Lane and Keith Streets. 

G. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS WITH MEDIAN ISLANDS - Underwood Avenue, 
between Lane and Keith Streets; and, Quesada Avenue, between Lane and Keith Streets. 

H. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - Circular Avenue, between Congo Street and Staples 
Avenue; and, Circular Avenue, between Baden Street and Flood Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-046 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $450,000 from the MTC to 
provide resources to oversee the installation and testing of TransLink® equipment on Muni 
vehicles. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-047 

(10.4) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-1215, 
Muni Traction Power Feeder Circuits Upgrade Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-048 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for 
Environmental and Transportation Feasibility services, evaluate the proposals, and negotiate a 
contract with the selected consultant for an amount not to exceed $750,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-049 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to revise the inbound and outbound routes of Line 
29 to serve the new Transit Center in the Presidio National Park and suspend afternoon service 
on Line 82X, and morning service between Levi Plaza and the Presidio. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, map and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-050 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to terminate Contract No. MR-1 195, Paratransit 
Debit Card System with GPSDS for the City's convenience; negotiate a termination agreement 
with GPSDS and revise the procurement strategy and issue a new procurement. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Jim Gillespie, SF Taxi Association, stated that the original proposal was something that the 
industry couldn't work with so they are happy to see this item calendared. The taxi industry is 
anxious to move forward and has been impressed with the openness of MTA staff. 

Bruce Oka expressed appreciation to Mr. Ford, Mr. Rohan, and Mr. Wilcox for their vigilance in 
getting this done. We need to get something implemented quickly. The taxi industry has 
promised that they can get something done quickly to get debit cards into hands of users. 

Dan Hinds, National Cab, stated that representatives of the Taxi Commission, drivers and the 
taxi industry have sent a unanimous and unequivocal message. They are supportive of the 
project but the current framework isn't something that they can support. They welcome the 
opportunity to turn this project into reality. 

Mark Gruberg, United Taxicab Workers stated that it's rare to see such unity as you do with this 
project. You can't straighten the shadow of a crooked stick. This is a short step back but in the 
long-term, it's a big step forward. 

RESOLUTION 07-051 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Fourth Amendment to the Parking 
Meter Management Systems Agreement with Serco Management Services, to extend the term for 
three years through June 3, 2010, and increase the contract to an amount not to exceed 
$61,000,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modifications 
and financial plan.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-052 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 2 and No. 3 to 
Contract No. CS-132, Quality Assurance and Construction Management Services for Third Street 
Light Rail Transit Project, Phase I to Jacobs Civil Inc. for an additional amount not to exceed 
$2,563,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $18,563,000 and for an additional term not to 
exceed 671 days for a total term not to exceed December 31, 2008. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modifications and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-053 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modifications 20 and 21 to 
Contract No. MR- 1 143, Third Street Light Rail Project: Jerrold Avenue to Dormer Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., a Joint Venture, with an increase of $913,000 to a new total 
Contract amount of $36,000,398.40, with no extension of the Contract time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, contract modifications and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-054 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:20 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Christopher Gray vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #430519 filed on 4/13/04 for $100,000 
This case was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 



CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 4:38 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss labor negotiations. 
The Christopher Grey case was removed from the agenda and not discussed. The Board took no 
action in closed session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:39 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave, Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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I) Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 2 6 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
And PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 m Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 17, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. James Treppa/State Farm, Unlitigated Claim #702208 filed on 2/23/07 for $7,224.33 

B. Pamela Piccinini, Unlitigated Claim #702443 filed on 3/21/07 for $12,000 

C. Michelle Peticolas vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #438203 filed on 1/28/05 for $20,000 

D. State Farm/Peter Winch vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #'s 448573 and 449646 (consolidated), 
filed on 1/17/06 for $ 16,951.80 and $5,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER 
AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Sutter Street, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets; and, Post 
Street, south side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - AREA 3 PARKING METERS (2 HOURS, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) -Sutter Street, south side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets 
AND Post Street, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - New Montgomery Street, east 
side, from Mission Street to 80 feet northerly. 

D. RESCIND - MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANE - New Montgomery Street, southbound, at 
Mission Street. 

E. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Clementina Street, south side, between 1st 
and 2nd Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, EVERYDAY) - Clementina St., both sides, between 1st and 2nd Sts. 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, EVERYDAY) - 246 Second Street. 

H. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO 

PARKING ANYTIME - Elizabeth Street, north side, between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 
I. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Hampshire Street, both sides, between 

26th and Cesar Chavez Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Anza Street, both sides, between 2nd and 

3rd Avenues. 
K. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2037 Hyde Street, west side, 

between the driveways for #2037 and #2041 Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include 

a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Appointing Cameron Beach and Henry Li to the Board of Trustees for the Transportation 
Workers Union-San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a lease between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency, as Tenant, and GJ. Yamas Trust, as Landlord for the 2 nd floor of 821 
Howard Street for use as an office for the Central Subway project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report resolution and lease.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

11. Accepting and endorsing the draft Geary Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study and 
recommending the study to the Transportation Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, study and resolution) (Carter Rohan) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 41 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., to increase the contract value by $765,000 to a total 
contract value of $48,673,334 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Presentation and discussion of on- and off-street parking policies and initiatives. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (BondYee) 

PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

14. Adopting various policies that set measurable goals to reduce traffic congestion in and around 
Parking Authority administered parking facilities; establish parking rates that achieve peak 
occupancy utilization between 70 and 85 percent; establish parking rates that maintain annual 
transient parking volume between 7.5 to 8.5 million vehicles; establish parking rates that attract 
short-term customers; establish priority for short-term transient demand and allows the use of the 
remaining spaces for long-term parking at market rates; makes available parking spaces to 
accommodate growth in car-pooling and car-sharing at a reduced rate; continues to accommodate 
bicycle parking at no charge; encourages more garages to offer validated parking; encourages 
public/private partnerships that increases and promotes commerce during holidays and special 
promotions; authorizes the director to implement a low-occupancy validation pilot program; 
requires the director to compare and contrast parking rates at private garages and shopping centers 
as a means test for future rate increases; requires that storage spaces shall be rented to generate 
additional revenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Ron Szeto) 

15. Adopting various policies that discontinues the use of free monthly access cards for Parking 
Authority Commissioners; discontinues the privilege of free parking at the Civic Center Garage 
for all City Commissioners; continues free parking privilege for non-profit board members 
during regularly scheduled or special board meetings; discontinues Parking Authority staff from 
signing-off on parking tickets; requires parking requests from the Mayor's Office, the Board of 
Supervisors, other City departments or agencies and/or communities be authorized by the 



Parking Authority Commission; requires all City employees and/or departments to pay for 
parking, except those that are legally authorized to park for free; requires all corporate managers, 
garage managers and office personnel to pay for parking; discontinues parking management firms 
from signing-off on tickets; requires parking management firms to pay for its full-time, substitute 
or part-time parking attendants' parking charges; discontinues free parking for service vendors; 
and requires parking management firms to pay parking charges when the management firm does 
not charge a patron for all or part of an amount owed. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution) (Ron Szeto) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 



ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, May 1,2007 
Room 400, City Hall 
p 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 

Regular Meeting and Closed Session 

'l'l° 7 200PM 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 8 2007 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SAN FRAN CISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Exec. Director Ford stated that the main focus of the May 15 board meeting would be on the 
budget. Staff will present the FY08 budget and work orders, map out the costs of the strategic 
plan initiatives plus what it will take to achieve 75%, 80% and 85% on-time performance. 
Additionally Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer will present a status report on Muni 
operations. 

Exec. Director Ford reported on the 1-880 incident, the impact of the incident on local transit 
properties and what San Francisco and the regions' transit partners were doing to address the 
situation. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Dominic Garrett, Chapter President, Parking Control Officers, stated that the contract with the 
City says that the City should do a national survey of PCO's and supervisors. The City's survey 
shows that PCO's in San Francisco are ahead of other cities in terms of wages and benefits. 
They have done a survey that shows that we're not ahead. PCO's in San Francisco do twice as 
much work as PCO's in other cities. The cost of living in the Bay Area should be considered. 
Mr. Garrett requested that PCO wages be adjusted. 

Parking Control Officer Nancy Amaya stated that additional work has been bestowed on PCO's 
without additional compensation. PCO's are deployed in the event of bomb threats and 
demonstrations which previously had been done by the police. PCO's have received training for 
terrorism. They endure vicious attacks and abuse and have to deal with aggression. Ms Amaya 
requested commitment and support from the Board to insure an equitable salary adjustment. 

David Canham, SEIU 1021 Labor Representative, stated that they have met with the City 
however the language in the MOU is vague and doesn't say that the City has to do anything. Mr. 
Canham stated that they wanted to give the Board a chance to intervene and help them reach a 
settlement. They would like to avoid a showdown. He expressed hope that the Board would urge 
the City to meet with them to adjust their wages and benefits. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder eonstitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

( 10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. James Treppa/State Farm, Unlitigated Claim #702208 filed on 2/23/07 for $7,224.33 

B. Pamela Piccinini, Unlitigated Claim #702443 filed on 3/21/07 for $12,000 

C. Michelle Peticolas vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #438203 filed on 1/28/05 for $20,000 

D. State Farm/Peter Winch vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #'s 448573 and 449646 (consolidated), 
filed on 1/17/06 for $ 16,951.80 and $5,000 

RESOLUTION 07-055 

( 10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 3 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER 
AREA NO. 3 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Sutter Street, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets; and, Post 
Street, south side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - AREA 3 PARKING METERS (2 HOURS, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) -Sutter Street, south side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets 
AND Post Street, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - New Montgomery Street, east 
side, from Mission Street to 80 feet northerly. 

D. RESCIND - MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANE - New Montgomery Street, southbound, at 
Mission Street. 

E. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA NO. 1 (1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Clementina Street, south side, between 1st 
and 2nd Streets. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, EVERYDAY) - Clementina St., both sides, between 1st and 2nd Sts. 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME LEVIIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, EVERYDAY) - 246 Second Street. 

H. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
PARKING ANYTIME - Elizabeth Street, north side, between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 

I. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Hampshire Street, both sides, between 



26th and Cesar Chavez Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Anza Street, both sides, between 2nd and 

3rd Avenues. 
K. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 2037 Hyde Street, west side, 

between the driveways for #2037 and #2041 Hyde Street. (Explanatory documents include 

a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-056 

(10.3) Appointing Cameron Beach and Henry Li to the Board of Trustees for the Transportation 
Workers Union-San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

RESOLUTION 07-057 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a lease between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency, as Tenant, and G.J. Yamas Trust, as Landlord for the 2 nd floor of 821 
Howard Street for use as an office for the Central Subway project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report resolution and lease.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-058 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

1 1 . Accepting and endorsing the draft Geary Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study and 
recommending the study to the Transportation Authority. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, study and resolution) (Carter Rohan) 

Director Shahum stated that she needed to recuse herself from this item. 

Peter Albert, Deputy Director, Transportation Planning and Zabe Bent, Senior Transportation 
Planner, Transportation Authority presented the report. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Roger Bazeley discussed different customer travel modes for various BRT corridors and noted 
that these corridors have problems with parking impact. Los Angeles Metro did the right thing. 
Mr. Bazeley recommended the center alignment alternative. 

Barry Taranto stated that traffic engineers did a great job with timing of traffic signals on Geary. 
The How of traffic is improved but enforcement of double parking and other rules is non- 
existent The 38-Geary should run 24 hours a day. If you don't enforce transit lanes then BRT 
will be useless. Service should improve before the MTA removes a traffic lane. 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club stated that the Sierra Club endorses the Geary BRT project and 
they hope that the MTA will decide to use the center lane alignment. It will be a smooth 
approach that will be attractive to riders. A dedicated transit lane can carry twice as many people 
as a car lane. BRT has all of the advantages of a subway except for the need for priority signals 
at intersections. 

RESOLUTION 07-059 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 41 to 
Contract No. MR- 1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., to increase the contract value by $765,000 to a total 
contract value of $48,673,334 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-060 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Presentation and discussion of on- and off-street parking policies and initiatives. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Bond Yee) 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic presented the staff report. 



Tina Olson and Todd Dykstra, Port of San Francisco, presented the Port's programs for parking. 

Donald Shoup, Professor, Urban Planning at UCLA, discussed current thinking and theories in 
the parking industry. 

Tilly Chang and Lisa Young, Transportation Authority, presented the "On-Street Parking 
Management and Pricing Study." 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner stated that this discussion was an important first step. When considering 
benefit districts, the City needs to be careful about giving away money for Muni. The MTA 
shouldn't be involved in providing residential parking. Rates should be set so people clean out 
their garages and park there. Mr. Strassner encouraged the MTA to be more entrepreneurial 
about charging more. Meter rates should be incorporated into the budget. 

Tom Radulovich, Livable City, expressed appreciation for the discussion and the idea of 
integrated planning. Mr. Radulovich urged staff to work with City Planning. He stated that if 
the City is going to encourage in-fill housing, the City needs to show they can effectively manage 
parking. He urged the Board to think about a policy/criteria-based approach when setting 
parking rates. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, stated that SPUR is excited that the Board is looking at this. Parking can 
be managed in such a way to get more money for the MTA and provide better parking 
management for the city. SPUR is interested in dedicating increment for parking revenues to the 
MTA but added that it would probably have to be dedicated to neighborhood transportation 
improvements. 

PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

14. Adopting various policies that set measurable goals to reduce traffic congestion in and around 
Parking Authority administered parking facilities; establish parking rates that achieve peak 
occupancy utilization between 70 and 85 percent; establish parking rates that maintain annual 
transient parking volume between 7.5 to 8.5 million vehicles; establish parking rates that attract 
short-term customers; establish priority for short-term transient demand and allows the use of the 
remaining spaces for long-term parking at market rates; makes available parking spaces to 
accommodate growth in car-pooling and car-sharing at a reduced rate; continues to accommodate 
bicycle parking at no charge; encourages more garages to offer validated parking; encourages 
public/private partnerships that increases and promotes commerce during holidays and special 
promotions; authorizes the director to implement a low-occupancy validation pilot program; 
requires the director to compare and contrast parking rates at private garages and shopping centers 
as a means test for future rate increases; requires that storage spaces shall be rented to generate 
additional revenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Ron Szeto) 



Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner, Sierra Club, stated that during peak driving hours, the Parking Authority 
slum Id charge a surcharge to enter or leave a city garage. The notion of reducing the price for 
carpools is old fashioned and is not the way to go. When parking fees are high enough, people 
will make the choice to car pool. The first hour to park should cost the same amount as the first 
two hours to ride Muni. If private garages charge higher fees for conferences then public garages 
should charge the same. 

The item was continued to the call of the Chairman. 

15. Adopting various policies that discontinues the use of free monthly access cards for Parking 
Authority Commissioners; discontinues the privilege of free parking at the Civic Center Garage 
for all City Commissioners; continues free parking privilege for non-profit board members 
during regularly scheduled or special board meetings; discontinues Parking Authority staff from 
signing-off on parking tickets; requires parking requests from the Mayor's Office, the Board of 
Supervisors, other City departments or agencies and/or communities be authorized by the 
Parking Authority Commission; requires all City employees and/or departments to pay for 
parking, except those that are legally authorized to park for free; requires all corporate managers, 
garage managers and office personnel to pay for parking; discontinues parking management firms 
from signing-off on tickets; requires parking management firms to pay for its full-time, substitute 
or part-time parking attendants' parking charges; discontinues free parking for service vendors; 
and requires parking management firms to pay parking charges when the management firm does 
not charge a patron for all or part of an amount owed. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution) (Ron Szeto) 

This item was continued to the call of the Chairman. 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 6:27 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

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Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Relations 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:33 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken in closed session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 



On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board o\' Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking andTraffic 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
And PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



2 -T <5 C'«*' M*>*~~ 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
MAY 1 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 400, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmuni.com/mta. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgov. org/sunshine/ 









2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 1, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. George and Amy Luo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #454131 filed on 7/13/06 for $2,000 

B. Isabel Arana vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #443436 filed on 7/26/05 for $5,600 

C. Gertrude Cruz vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY0702521 filed on 3/28/07 for $6,484.68 

D. Ronald Williams vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456200 filed on 9/15/06 for $9,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS - Oakdale Ave. between Ingalls St. and Baldwin Ct.; 
Oakdale Ave. between Baldwin Ct. and Griffith St.; Moscow St. between Excelsior and 
Brazil Avenues; Moscow St. between Russia and France Avenues; and, Circular Ave. 
between Monterey Blvd. and Baden Ave. 

B. ESTABLISH -SPEED HUMPS -Madrid Street between Persia and Russia Avenues; 
Madrid St. between Avalon and Peru Avenues; Athens St. between France and Italy 
Avenues; Lisbon St. between Avalon and Peru Avenues; Circular Ave. between Congo 
St. and Staples Ave.; and, Circular Ave. between Baden Street and Flood Ave. 

C. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING (SOUTHBOUND 
DIRECTION) AND ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING 
(NORTHBOUND DIRECTION)-Van Ness Ave., center of the street, from North Point St. 
to 270 feet northerly at a proposed center island. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,690,546 of capital 
assistance from federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality and Job Access and Reverse 
Commute funds and State Transit Assistance funds for the Muni 108 Line -Treasure Island 
Service; Muni 29 Line-Sunset Service; and Lifeline Fast Pass Distribution Expansion program. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Approving the allocation of $100 million from the SFMTA's proposition IB funds to the 
Central Subway Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend up to $1,500,000 of 
Regional Measure-2 funds for a Regional Zonal Integrated Fare Study. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to release a Request for Proposals for a Regional 
Zonal Integrated Fare Study, evaluate the proposals, and negotiate an agreement with the highest- 
ranked proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and RFP.) (Sonali 
Bose) 



(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise Contract No. 1218, No. 22 Fillmore and No. 33 Stanyan Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 42 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. to increase the contract value by $432,000 to a total 
contract value of $49,105,334, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Status Report on the State of the Municipal Railway and presentation and discussion of the 
FY07 Third Quarter Service Standards. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

12. Presentation and Discussion of FY07 Third Quarter Financial Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Presentation and Discussion of FY08 Budget and Work Orders. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Presentation and Discussion of FY09 Budget and Long - Range Revenue Opportunities. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

15. Approving the SFMTA's FY 2008 Capital Budget in the amount of $424,348,153 and 
approving the FY 2008 -2012 Capital Investment Plan in the amount of $3,949,798,908 and 
certifying that the FY 2008 Capital Budget is adequate in all respects to make substantial 
progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards established for FY08. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, capital budget and investment plan.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 



3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Gavin Lum vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #440917 filed on 5/17/05 for $4,250,000 

B. Debra Ward v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim filed on 12/27/06, for $127,190 and separation 
from employment. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and entities that 
influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco 
Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 
415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: 
sfgov.org/ethics. 




)| Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
MAY 2 4 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Cameron Beach - with notification 

James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set 
on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 1, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Beach, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 14 regarding the FY09 budget and long-range revenue 
opportunities had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Shahum stated that the Ad Hoc Governance Committee was looking forward to working 
collaboratively with the blue ribbon committee called by the Mayor to review long-term funding 
strategies and requested that the materials prepared for the committee be provided to the Board. 
Director Shahum requested a report about the status of a possible charter amendment from 
Supervisor Peskin. She also stated that the governance committee will be discussing how the 

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MTA Board can help guide the Strategic Plan and establishing Board priorities and focus areas 
for the next fiscal year. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding the status of the installation of revenue control 
equipment at all garages and parking lots 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director Ford presented the Special Recognition Awards to the winners of the "March 
Madness" competition. The winning team from the Parking Control Officer's "Disabled Placard 
Detail" includes Adelaide Julian; Elizabeth Yisak; Mac Ray Celis; Edric Dennis; Chris Nichel 
and Brian Tanabe. Mr. Ford also presented an award to Kyle Grenier for her dedication, 
commitment and passion and as a "brain" behind the competition. Vice Chairman Nolan 
expressed appreciation to the team and to Ms. Grenier for their hard work on behalf of the board. 

Exec. Director Ford also presented Special Recognition Awards to the winners of the MTA Rail 
Rodeo: Jason Lao, Chi Hau, Sam Gee, Henry Sholtz and Joe Gaucci. Ken McDonald recognized 
John Sadorra and his team for organizing the event. Tom Nolan expressed appreciation to the 
Rail Rodeo Winners on behalf of the board. Mr. Ford stated that the team will be representing 
the MTA at the International Rail Rodeo that will be held in Toronto this June. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that he will be holding a meeting with Caltrain commuters to discuss 
service issues related to T-Third issue. 

Thursday, May 17 is "Bike to Work Day." This year there will be more cyclists than ever. San 
Francisco has a higher percentage of residents that commute by bicycle than any other major city 
in the United States. 

The Multi-Space Meter Pilot Project will begin in June and will run through August. The goal of 
the project is to test multi-space meter technology. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andy Thornley, SF Bicycle Coalition, urged the Board to stop at 12 th and Market on Bike to 
Work Day. He expressed appreciation for including dedicated funding in the budget for bicycles 
and for the recognition of the bicycle network. San Francisco is the "gold standard" for the 
cycling community although it still has a long way to go. He stated that the position left by Peter 
Tannen's retirement was still vacant. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 



Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the CAC's recommendations regarding the use of 
Muni's disabled passes on BART; the need for communication when service is rerouted and the 
need to simplify the fare structure. Mr. Murphy also expressed the CAC's concern regarding 
service disruptions following the opening of the T-Third line. 

9. Public Comment 

Norman Rolfe stated that he wanted to clarify that no city money was used in the 1982-1984 
cable car rehabilitation. Cable Car conductors do recognize regular patrons and knows who has 
transit passes. There is some fare evasion on cable cars but it's not as some people try to paint it. 
Mr. Rolfe suggested that the parking tax should be either a percent of the gross or a flat rate per 
space to address the skimming problem. 

Barry Taranto stated that there wasn't a cab stand at the K-FOG KABOOM event. He stated that 
the traffic engineering department and PCO's need to create designated cab stands. People who 
run ISCOTT hate taxis. Bicyclists get their shelters but we don't get our cab stands. Mr. Taranto 
commented that when Muni works, its fun. He didn't have to pay his fare a few times because 
of broken fare boxes. The bus shelter at the train station is empty. 

Glenda Lavigne stated that a lady in a wheelchair is picked up two hours late every Sunday from 
church. Someone waits with her until the van arrives. On Mother's day, the lady had to wait 
from 1 :30 until 4:00. This is unacceptable and is an ongoing situation that should be watched. 
Ms. Lavigne asked about the status of the uniform contract. 

Mr. Ford stated that Ms. Johnson would look into the accessible services situation referenced by 
Ms. Lavigne and would report back to the board. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. George and Amy Luo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #454131 filed on 7/13/06 for $2,000 

B. Isabel Arana vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #443436 filed on 7/26/05 for $5,600 

C. Gertrude Cruz vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #FY0702521 filed on 3/28/07 for $6,484.68 

D. Ronald Williams vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456200 filed on 9/15/06 for $9,000 

RESOLUTION 07-061 
(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - SPEED CUSHIONS - Oakdale Ave. between Ingalls St. and Baldwin Ct.; 
Oakdale Ave. between Baldwin Ct. and Griffith St.; Moscow St. between Excelsior and 
Brazil Avenues; Moscow St. between Russia and France Avenues; and, Circular Ave. 
between Monterey Blvd. and Baden Ave. 

B. ESTABLISH -SPEED HUMPS -Madrid Street between Persia and Russia Avenues; 
Madrid St. between Avalon and Peru Avenues; Athens St. between France and Italy 
Avenues; Lisbon St. between Avalon and Peru Avenues; Circular Ave. between Congo 
St. and Staples Ave.; and, Circular Ave. between Baden Street and Flood Ave. 

C. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING (SOUTHBOUND 
DIRECTION) AND ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING 
(NORTHBOUND DIRECTION)-Van Ness Ave., center of the street, from North Point St. 
to 270 feet northerly at a proposed center island. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-062 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,690,546 of capital 
assistance from federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality and Job Access and Reverse 
Commute funds and State Transit Assistance funds for the Muni 108 Line -Treasure Island 
Service; Muni 29 Line-Sunset Service; and Lifeline Fast Pass Distribution Expansion program. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum requested that Item 10.3 be severed from the Consent Calendar to request an 
explanation of the Lifeline Fast Pass Program and how it's working. Mr. Ford replied that staff 
would provide an explanation. 

RESOLUTION 07-063 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 



(10.4) Approving the allocation of $100 million from the SFMTA's proposition IB funds to the 
Central Subway Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-064 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend up to $1,500,000 of 
Regional Measure-2 funds for a Regional Zonal Integrated Fare Study. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Sonali Bose) 

Items 10.5 and 10.6 were removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of Director Mezey. 

In response to a question by Director Mezey, Mr. Ford and Jenniffer Hamilton, Chief Information 
Officer discussed how this study related to the Translink Card. 

RESOLUTION 07-065 

On motion to approve item 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to release a Request for Proposals for a Regional 
Zonal Integrated Fare Study, evaluate the proposals, and negotiate an agreement with the highest- 
ranked proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and RFP.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-066 

On motion to approve Item 10.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 

(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to 
advertise Contract No. 1218, No. 22 Fillmore and No. 33 Stanyan Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-067 



(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 42 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. to increase the contract value by $432,000 to a total 
contract value of $49,105,334, with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-068 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.3, 10.5 and 10.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Status Report on the State of the Municipal Railway and presentation and discussion of the 
FY07 Third Quarter Service Standards. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer presented the State of Muni report and the FY07 Third 
Quarter Service Standards report. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that the next Service Standards Report delineate between 
avoidable and non-avoidable accidents. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rafael Cabrera, Vice-President TWU-Local 250-A stated that the report confirms what he has 
been telling the board for years. There are issues with Workers Compensation and the appeal 
process. It will take a year to hire another 150 operators at the pace that the MTA is going. The 
Passenger Service Reports increased "up to the sky" when service cuts were implemented. Mr. 
Cabrera requested the working conditions that Local 250-A members need. 

Glenda Lavigne, TWU Local 200, expressed concern regarding the success of the J-line pilot 
program. Ms. Lavigne stated that during the 1-CA pilot project a transit supervisor was stationed 
at California and Presidio but there was no supervisor at Geary and 33 rd Ave in the afternoon. 
Supervisors are being pulled from the J-Church line to the T-line. The MTA needs to look at 
what it's doing. 

12. Presentation and Discussion of FY07 Third Quarter Financial Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

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No public comment. 

13. Presentation and Discussion of FY08 Budget and Work Orders. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

14. Presentation and Discussion of FY09 Budget and Long - Range Revenue Opportunities. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

15. Approving the SFMTA's FY 2008 Capital Budget in the amount of $424,348,153 and 
approving the FY 2008 -2012 Capital Investment Plan in the amount of $3,949,798,908 and 
certifying that the FY 2008 Capital Budget is adequate in all respects to make substantial 
progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards established for FY08. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, capital budget and investment plan.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development, presented the staff 
report. 

Director Shahum requested that the Capital Investment Plan and FY08 Capital Budget be severed 
to separate bicycle-related projects from non-bicycle projects in the CIP and FY08 Budget. 
Director Shahum recused herself from voting on the Capital Investment Plan and FY08 Capital 
Budget that relate to bicycle projects. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-069 

On motion to approve the Capital Investment Plan and FY08 Capital Budget excluding capital 
projects related to bicycle projects: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 

RESOLUTION 07-070 



On motion to approve Capital Improvement Plans and FY08 budget for bicycle projects: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Beach, McCray- 
absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Vice Chairman Nolan called the closed session to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Cameron Beach - with notification 

James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Existing Litigation: 

A. Gavin Lum vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #440917 filed on 5/17/05 for $4,250,000 
RESOLUTION 07-071 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT - Beach and McCray 
Also Present: Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 

B. Debra Ward v. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim filed on 12/27/06, for $127,190 and separation 
from employment. 

RESOLUTION 07-072 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and McCray 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Diana Buchbinder and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 200 

To discuss: 

X Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 









Also Present: 

Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Resources 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:43 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Lum and 
Ward cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the cases (Beach, 
McCray-absent). The Board also held a conference with their labor negotiator but took no 
action. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Beach, McCray- 
absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:44 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Loberfa Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 

Room 416, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



SPECIAL MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
10:00 A.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
And PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 2 4 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Ron Szeto 

ACTING DIRECTOR 

PARKING AUTHORITY 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority meeting will be held in Room 416, at 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART 
station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, and 
N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 
21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http ://www. sfgov.org/sunshine/ 






2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 15, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Sunshine TWU-Local 200 Labor Agreement 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Allstate Insurance v. CCSF and Jose Prado Moreno, Superior Ct. #448736 filed on 
1/20/06 for $1,575.82 (City to pay) and $9,503.29 (City to receive) 

B. Dieoma Dieanacho v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #445072 filed on 9/22/05 for $4,800 

C. Miyuki Konta Reveaux, Unlitigated Claim #702309 filed on 3/6/07 for $18,400 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA M M" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Intersection of Avila Street, 
Cervantes Boulevard and Prado Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "B" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - DeLong Street, west side, 
from Santa Cruz Avenue to the Daly City border. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 3 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Diamond Street, west side, from Bosworth Street to 22 feet 
northerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Taylor Street, east side, 
from Pine Street to 25 feet southerly. 

E. NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - 1580 5th Avenue, south side, from the 
driveway for this address westerly to the driveway for 1585 5th Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file appropriate 
applications/claims, together with all necessary supporting documents with MTC for an 
allocation of Transportation Development Act (TDA), State Transit Assistance (STA), One-Half 
Cent Sales Tax (AB1 107), and Regional Measure 2 (RM2) funds for Fiscal Year 2007-2008. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, initial project report and opinion of 
counsel.) (SonaliBose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $600,000 of RM-2 funds 
for a Safe Routes to Transit project to install safety improvements on Market Street. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and opinion of counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Approving the Fourth Amendment to the Parking Meter Management Systems Agreement 
with Serco Management Services, as modified by the Board of Supervisors, to extend the 
Agreement for one year through June 3, 2008, and increase the contract to an amount not to 
exceed $51,000,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 
(Sonali Bose) 






REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. James Smith & Cheryll Jones, v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453242 filed on 6/19/06 for $300,000 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 

Room 416, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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Special Meeting and Closed Session 
10:00 A.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 1 5 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 






1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



10:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 15, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the June 5 Regular Meeting had been cancelled. The next 
meeting of the MTA Board/Parking Authority Commission would be held on June 19, 2007. 

Chairman McCray stated that at the June 19 meeting the Parking Authority Commission would 
focus on Parking Authority business and directed staff to have everything ready. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Shahum requested that a discussion of the SFMTA charter amendments introduced by 
Supervisors Peskin and McGoldrick be scheduled for discussion at the June 19 meeting. 



In response to a question by Director Mezey regarding the recent audit on parking meters and 
citations revenue, Chief Financial Officer Bose stated that staff was preparing a response to the 
issues raised in the audit and plans to present a report to the Board in 90 days. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Sunshine TWU-Local 200 Labor Agreement 

Chairman McCray welcomed Carter Rohan who was serving as the Executive Director/CEO in 
Mr. Ford's absence. 

Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Resources, presented the TWU-200 collective bargaining 
agreement. Ms. Buchbinder stated that staff was initiating the 30-day "sunshine" period. The 
Board will consider adoption of the MOU on June 29, 2007. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding the disabled placard legislation that was recently 
introduced. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
None. 

9. Public Comment 

None. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Allstate Insurance v. CCSF and Jose Prado Moreno, Superior Ct. #448736 filed on 
1/20/06 for $1,575.82 (City to pay) and $9,503.29 (City to receive) 

B. Iheoma Iheanacho v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #445072 filed on 9/22/05 for $4,800 

C. Miyuki Konta Reveaux, Unlitigated Claim #702309 filed on 3/6/07 for $18,400 

RESOLUTION 07-073 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "M" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Intersection of Avila Street, 
Cervantes Boulevard and Prado Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "B" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - DeLong Street, west side, 
from Santa Cruz Avenue to the Daly City border. 

C. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME, 3 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Diamond Street, west side, from Bosworth Street to 22 feet 
northerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Taylor Street, east side, 
from Pine Street to 25 feet southerly. 

E. NO PARKING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH - 1580 5th Avenue, south side, from the 
driveway for this address westerly to the driveway for 1585 5th Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-074 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file appropriate 
applications/claims, together with all necessary supporting documents with MTC for an 
allocation of Transportation Development Act (TDA), State Transit Assistance (STA), One-Half 
Cent Sales Tax (AB1 107), and Regional Measure 2 (RM2) funds for Fiscal Year 2007-2008. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, initial project report and opinion of 
counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-075 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $600,000 of RM-2 funds 
for a Safe Routes to Transit project to install safety improvements on Market Street. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and opinion of counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum requested that Item 10.4 be severed so she could recuse herself. 

RESOLUTION 07-076 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 






ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

(10.5) Approving the Fourth Amendment to the Parking Meter Management Systems Agreement 
with Serco Management Services, as modified by the Board of Supervisors, to extend the 
Agreement for one year through June 3, 2008, and increase the contract to an amount not to 
exceed $5 1,000,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

Director Mezey requested that item 10.5 be severed and inquired about the First Source Hiring 
program. Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer provided an explanation. 

RESOLUTION 07-077 

On motion to approve Item 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
No public comment. 
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4 and 10.5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 10:42 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 



Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Carter Rohan, Acting Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. James Smith & Cheryll Jones, v. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453242 filed on 6/19/06 for $300,000 

RESOLUTION 07-078 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 1 1:03 a.m. 

12. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Smith & Jones case 
with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 
ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1 1:05 a.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 

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THE MTA BOARD/PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 
MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007 HAS 

BEEN CANCELLED. 



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MAY 1 2007 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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REGULAR MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 1 5 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
arc: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgo v. org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 29, 2007 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



( 1 0. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Michael Gallo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456219 filed on 9/18/06 for $5,000 

B. Amen Kahlon vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #431-049 filed on 5/3/04 for $8,000 

C. David Ford vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0702557 filed on 3/30/07 for $13,861.05 

D. Samira Kuduzovic vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0703013 filed on 5/18/07 for $8,875.26 

E. Noe Cisneros vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449497 filed on 2/15/06 for $55,000 

F. William Lutwick vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #447901 filed on 10/19/05 for $67,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - ANGLE (45-DEGREE) PARKING - 20th Avenue, east side, from Ortega 
Street to 144 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - Beacon Street, approximately 50 feet south of 383 
Beacon Street, within the existing traffic chicane. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 10 PM, EVERYDAY) - Colin P. Kelly Jr. Street, east side, between 
Brannan Street and Townsend Street, adding 2 Townsend Street to Residential Permit 
Parking Area "Y". 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS (AREA 3, 9AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Clay Street, south side, from 106 feet west of Webster Street to 73 feet 
east of Fillmore Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - 1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - 10th Street, west side, between Bryant Street and Division 
Street. 

F. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Post Street, south side, from 75 to 100 feet west of 
Octavia Boulevard. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond 
Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $217,970 in State grant 
funds from CARB to purchase low-polluting construction equipment. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $384,637 in Transportation 
Development Act funds for engineering for bicycle projects and bicycle safety programs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Accepting Contract No. MR-1203, Bayview Connections Project; approves execution of 
Contract Modification No. 2 increasing the contract amount by $29, 447.94 to the final contract 
amount of $1,237,543.94 and increasing the contract duration by 161 calendar days; authorizes 
the release of retention in the amount of $1,000 to Mitchell Engineering; and, accepts the work as 
complete. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 
(Carter Rohan) 



(10.6) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1 186, Cable Car Traffic Signal Preemption at California 
Street and Grant Avenue, approves Contract Modification No. 1, which reduces the contract 
amount by $13,089.95 to a final contract amount of $316,758.05, authorizes the release of 
remaining retention and final payment in the amount of $16,312.90, and approves the closeout of 
the contract with Millard Tong Construction Company. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Adopting general policies to guide rate setting for the Civic Center, Ellis-O'Farrell, Fifth and 
Mission, Golden Gateway, Japan Center, Mission-Bartlett, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's 
Square, Sutter-Stockton, Union Square, Vallejo Street, 16 th & Hoff, and 1660 Mission Street 
garages and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot that directs staff to: set measurable goals to reduce 
traffic congestion around parking facilities; recommend parking rates that achieve peak 
occupancy utilization between 70 and 85 percent; maintain annual transient parking volume 
between 7.5 to 8.5 million vehicles; attract short-term customers and charge short-term rates that 
are less expensive than on-street meters; establish priority for short-term transient demand and 
allow the use of the remaining spaces for long-term parking at market rates; make available 
parking spaces to accommodate expected growth in car-pooling and car-sharing at a reduced rate; 
continue to accommodate bicycle parking at no charge; encourage garages to offer validated 
parking; encourage public/private partnerships that increases the use of parking facilities and 
promotes commerce during holidays and special promotions; require that storage spaces not 
utilized for operational needs shall be advertised and rented; require the Director to compare 
parking rates at private garages and shopping centers; and authorizing the Director of the Parking 
Authority to implement a low-occupancy validation pilot program. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Ron Szeto) 

12. Adopting general policies to guide rate setting for the Civic Center, Ellis-O'Farrell, Fifth and 
Mission, Golden Gateway, Japan Center, Mission-Bartlett, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's 
Square, Sutter-Stockton, Union Square, Vallejo Street, 16 th & Hoff, and 1660 Mission Street 
garages and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot that: discontinues the use of free monthly access 
cards for Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors; continues the privilege of free 
parking at the Civic Center Garage for all City Commissioners while attending regularly 
scheduled or special commission meetings; continues the free parking privilege for non-profit 
board members during board meetings; discontinues Parking Authority staff from signing-off 
parking tickets; requires parking requests from the Mayor's Office, the Board of Supervisors, 
other City departments or agencies and/or communities be submitted in writing for authorization 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors; requires all City employees and/or 
departments to pay for parking, except for City employees or departments that are legally 
authorized to park for free; requires all corporate managers, garage managers and office 
personnel to pay for parking; discontinues parking management firms from signing-off tickets, 
but would allow firms to seek reimbursement; requires parking management firms to pay for 
substitute or part-time parking attendants' parking charges; requires parking management firms 
to pay for its full-time parking attendants' parking charges, discontinues free parking for service 
vendors; requires a parking management firm to pay the parking charges when for reasons of 



customer service, the management firm does not charge a patron for all or part of an amount 
owed. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Ron Szeto) 

1 3. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan 
and capital improvement requests for the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

14. Approving the Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2008 budget and the capital 
improvement requests for the Ellis O'Farrell Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

15. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

16. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

17. Approving the Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

18. Approving the Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

1 9. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage 
Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

20. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage 
Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

21. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the Mission Bartlett Garage Fiscal 
Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

22. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the St. Mary's Square Garage and 
16 th & Hoff Street Garage combined Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital 
improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 
(Ron Szeto) 









23. Discussion of and possible action regarding proposed Charter Amendments regarding the 
SFMTA governance and structure. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

24. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 43 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., to increase the contract value by $2,650,000 to a total 
contract value of $51,755,334, with no extension to the Contract time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

25. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to enter into negotiations for a new Transit Shelter 
Advertising Agreement with the highest-ranked compliant proposer, Clear Channel Outdoor. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

26. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 2 to Office of 
Contract Administration Contract No. 869091, Security Guard Services (Armed and Unarmed) 
with King Security Services, Inc., to extend the term of the contract from July 1, 2006 through 
December 31, 2007 and increase the contract value by $3,500,000 to a total contract value of 
$12,500,000 to provide security services at Municipal Transportation Agency facilities and escort 
services for deliveries of fare media and cash, pending approval by the San Francisco Board of 
Supervisors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

27. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Christopher Gray vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #430519 filed on 4/13/04 for $100,000 



4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant (1 case) X As plaintiff (1 case) 

A. Proposed Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and the California Council of the Blind, The San Francisco Lighthouse 
for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco and 
Damien Pickering, an individual for $485,520 and commitment to install audible pedestrian 
signals in at least 80 intersections through December 31, 2009. 

B. CCSF v. Five Star Parking/Elite Parking, Unlitigated Claim filed on 1/3/07 for $4,633,000 
(City to receive) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

28. Announcement of Closed Session. 

29. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 3:55 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 29, 2007 Special Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Shahum-absent). 

5. Communications 

The Board Secretary stated that Items 1 1 and 12 had been removed from the agenda and referred 
to the Governance Committee for consideration. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested information regarding the status of safety improvements at the 
Market and Octavia intersection. 






Director Din requested that the TEP examine the recent Cable Car accident and its' route 
structure and possible safety improvements. 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Steve "Speedy" Brown, a 
transit operator from the Woods Division and to Dan Glynn, Automotive Mechanic from the 
Woods Division. Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the Board. 

E.D. Ford announced and reviewed the June 30th service changes to light rail and bus routes. 
These proposals are responsive to comments received by the public and will be presented to the 
Board for action on June 29. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented he CAC's recommendations regarding the MTA's 
strategic plan and the proposed charter amendments. The CAC is unanimously supporting the 
June 14 draft of the Peskin charter amendment with three changes and is opposed to the 
McGoldrick/Sandoval charter amendment. The Peskin version extends the spirit and intent of 
Prop E and goes a long way toward correcting its' shortcomings. 

9. Public Comment 

Espanola Jackson expressed concern about the T-Third Line. The tracks are uneven which could 
result in the train jumping the rail. Bring back the 15-Third line to serve the BVHP community. 
The 4 th St. bridge wasn't built for heavy equipment and needs to be looked at. 

Alan White expressed concern about violation of laws by PCO's regarding street cleaning. Signs 
are supposed to be a certain size. Signs are covered by graffiti and are not legible. People are 
being ticketed. Those people have a strong case for getting their money back. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding how the MTA was going to deal with the issues 
raised by Mr. White. E.D. Ford stated that staff would provide a comprehensive review to the 
Board. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Michael Gallo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456219 filed on 9/18/06 for $5,000 

B. Amen Kahlon vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #431-049 filed on 5/3/04 for $8,000 

C. David Ford vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0702557 filed on 3/30/07 for $13,861.05 

D. Samira Kuduzovic vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0703013 filed on 5/18/07 for $8,875.26 

E. Noe Cisneros vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449497 filed on 2/15/06 for $55,000 

F. William Lutwick vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #447901 filed on 10/19/05 for $67,000 

RESOLUTION 07-081 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - ANGLE (45-DEGREE) PARKING - 20th Avenue, east side, from Ortega 
Street to 144 feet southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - Beacon Street, approximately 50 feet south of 383 
Beacon Street, within the existing traffic chicane. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA M Y" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 10 PM, EVERYDAY) - Colin P. Kelly Jr. Street, east side, between 
Brannan Street and Townsend Street, adding 2 Townsend Street to Residential Permit 
Parking Area "Y". 

D. ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS (AREA 3, 9AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY) - Clay Street, south side, from 106 feet west of Webster Street to 73 feet 
east of Fillmore Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - 1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - 10th Street, west side, between Bryant Street and Division 
Street. 

F. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Post Street, south side, from 75 to 100 feet west of 
Octavia Boulevard. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond 
Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-082 



(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $217,970 in State grant 
funds from CARB to purchase low-polluting construction equipment. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-083 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $384,637 in Transportation 
Development Act funds for engineering for bicycle projects and bicycle safety programs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum requested that item 10.4 be severed so she could be recused. 

RESOLUTION 07-084 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

RECUSED - Shahum 

(10.5) Accepting Contract No. MR-1203, Bayview Connections Project; approves execution of 
Contract Modification No. 2 increasing the contract amount by $29, 447.94 to the final contract 
amount of $1,237,543.94 and increasing the contract duration by 161 calendar days; authorizes 
the release of retention in the amount of $1,000 to Mitchell Engineering; and, accepts the work as 
complete. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-085 

(10.6) Accepting Contract No. MR- 1 186, Cable Car Traffic Signal Preemption at California 
Street and Grant Avenue, approves Contract Modification No. 1, which reduces the contract 
amount by $13,089.95 to a final contract amount of $316,758.05, authorizes the release of 
remaining retention and final payment in the amount of $16,312.90, and approves the closeout of 
the contract with Millard Tong Construction Company. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-086 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Adopting general policies to guide rate setting for the Civic Center, Ellis-O'Farrell, Fifth and 
Mission, Golden Gateway, Japan Center, Mission-Bartlett, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's 
Square, Sutter-Stockton, Union Square, Vallejo Street, 16 th & Hoff, and 1660 Mission Street 
garages and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot that directs staff to: set measurable goals to reduce 
traffic congestion around parking facilities; recommend parking rates that achieve peak 
occupancy utilization between 70 and 85 percent; maintain annual transient parking volume 
between 7.5 to 8.5 million vehicles; attract short-term customers and charge short-term rates that 
are less expensive than on-street meters; establish priority for short-term transient demand and 
allow the use of the remaining spaces for long-term parking at market rates; make available 
parking spaces to accommodate expected growth in car-pooling and car-sharing at a reduced rate; 
continue to accommodate bicycle parking at no charge; encourage garages to offer validated 
parking; encourage public/private partnerships that increases the use of parking facilities and 
promotes commerce during holidays and special promotions; require that storage spaces not 
utilized for operational needs shall be advertised and rented; require the Director to compare 
parking rates at private garages and shopping centers; and authorizing the Director of the Parking 
Authority to implement a low-occupancy validation pilot program. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Ron Szeto) 

The Board deferred action and referred consideration to the Governance Committee. 

12. Adopting general policies to guide rate setting for the Civic Center, Ellis-O'Farrell, Fifth and 
Mission, Golden Gateway, Japan Center, Mission-Bartlett, Portsmouth Square, St. Mary's 
Square, Sutter-Stockton, Union Square, Vallejo Street, 16 th & Hoff, and 1660 Mission Street 
garages and the 7 th & Harrison Parking Lot that: discontinues the use of free monthly access 
cards for Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors; continues the privilege of free 
parking at the Civic Center Garage for all City Commissioners while attending regularly 
scheduled or special commission meetings; continues the free parking privilege for non-profit 
board members during board meetings; discontinues Parking Authority staff from signing-off 
parking tickets; requires parking requests from the Mayor's Office, the Board of Supervisors, 
other City departments or agencies and/or communities be submitted in writing for authorization 
by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors; requires all City employees and/or 
departments to pay for parking, except for City employees or departments that are legally 
authorized to park for free; requires all corporate managers, garage managers and office 
personnel to pay for parking; discontinues parking management firms from signing-off tickets, 
but would allow firms to seek reimbursement; requires parking management firms to pay for 
substitute or part-time parking attendants' parking charges; requires parking management firms 
to pay for its full-time parking attendants' parking charges, discontinues free parking for service 
vendors; requires a parking management firm to pay the parking charges when for reasons of 
customer service, the management firm does not charge a patron for all or part of an amount 
owed. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Ron Szeto) 

The Board deferred action and referred consideration to the Governance Committee. 

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13. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan 
and capital improvement requests for the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Steve Nakajo, Board member, Japan Center Garage requested support for the budget. The 
Japantown neighborhood is undergoing a tremendous number of changes. It is imperative to 
maintain the budget for community outreach and marketing to make sure that San Francisco 
remains focused on Japantown. 

Caryl Ito, Japan Town Task Force, stated that they have been tasked with promoting Japantown' s 
history and urged the Board to continue to support the marketing segment of the Japantown 
garage budget for an additional year. The garage is a vital resource for both Japantown and upper 
and lower Fillmore St. They are trying to hold onto the cultural and historical importance of the 
community. 

Mary Ishisaki expressed support for the Japantown Task Force's budget. The Task Force has 
been instrumental in facilitating their neighborhood while in transition. They have worked 
diligently with community factions, including merchants, residents, and large and small 
corporations. The tourist business is instrumental to keeping the garage in a paying position. 
The Task Force has taken the lead to bring business in. 

Seiko Fujimoto stated that the Task Force promotes cultural events and use of the garage. They 
have created interest for business from other countries in coming to San Francisco to do business. 

Jeff Mori, Chairman, Japantown Center Parking Corporation, expressed appreciation for the 
relationship with the city. There has been diligent review of the budget, garage operations, 
security concerns and the economic vitality of the community. 

On motion to amend the resolution to remove $100,000 for the feasibility study and reduce the 
contingency by a commensurate amount: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, Nolan and Shahum 

NAYES - Mezey and McCray 

RESOLUTION 07-087 

On motion to approve the budget as amended to remove $100,000 for the feasibility study and to 
reduce the contingency by a commensurate amount: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

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14. Approving the Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2008 budget and the capital 
improvement requests for the Ellis O'Farrell Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

Chairman McCray directed the board secretary to call items 14 through 22 with the exception of 
Item 19. 

No public comment. 

On the motion to amend the garage budgets to remove funding for capital expenditures unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

RESOLUTION 07-088 

On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-089 

On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

16. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-090 



On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

17. Approving the Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-091 

On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

18. Approving the Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2008 budget and capital 
improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-092 

On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

19. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage 
Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

Chairman McCray tabled the item. 

20. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage 
Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-093 



On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

2 1 . Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the Mission Bartlett Garage Fiscal 
Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital improvement request. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budget.) (Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-094 

On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

22. Authorizing the MTA Executive Director/CEO to approve the St. Mary's Square Garage and 
16 th & Ho ff Street Garage combined Fiscal Year 2008 budget, marketing plan and capital 
improvement request. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and budget.) 
(Ron Szeto) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-095 

On motion to approve as amended to remove funding for the capital improvement requests unless 
bonding requirements required the MTA to do otherwise: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

23. Discussion of and possible action regarding proposed Charter Amendments regarding the 
SFMTA governance and structure. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of External Affairs, Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
and Diana Buchbinder, Director of Human Resources presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 250- A, stated that the charter amendment attacks transit 
operators. 250-A is working with Supervisor Peskin and others to offer concrete suggestions to 






make the system work. The amendment takes out the wage formula that has been in place for a 
long time. 250-A has no problem with way it is now and they would rather not change it but they 
can live with it. There are other positive aspects and major issues that affect other unions. 

Glenda Lavigne, TWU Local 200 expressed concern regarding how the amendment would affect 
Local 200 supervisors and managers. The measure allows for about 200 exempt employees, 
which will allow the MTA to hire and fire employees according to job performance. Local 200 is 
not fighting it because it may allow for more money. Labor will work with you but it won't 
accept any erosion of the civil service process. 

On the motion to support the current direction of the draft charter amendment by Supervisor 
Peskin; direct staff to work to assure the highest benefit to the SFMTA's mission and values, 
including respect for workers; and return the final draft to the Board for consideration: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

NAYES - Black, and McCray 

On the motion to oppose Supervisor McGoldrick and Sandoval's charter amendment: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

24. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 43 to 
Contract No. MR-1 142, Third Street Light Rail Project: 22 nd Street to Jerrold Avenue, with 
Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp., to increase the contract value by $2,650,000 to a total 
contract value of $51,755,334, with no extension to the Contract time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-096 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

25. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to enter into negotiations for a new Transit Shelter 
Advertising Agreement with the highest-ranked compliant proposer, Clear Channel Outdoor. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bill Hooper, President, Clear Channel Outdoor, stated that they were thrilled with the staff 
selection. 

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Milo Hanke, San Francisco Beautiful, stated that San Francisco didn't need more advertising. 
80% of San Francisco voters said no to new billboards. S.F. Beautiful would like to see more 
bus shelters but without advertising. Advertising kiosks should be brought down. The money 
generated by the shelter contract is miniscule. Muni is enabling the degradation of the city's 
streetscapes. We want to work in earnest with you to identify rational solutions. 

RESOLUTION 07-097 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

26. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Modification No. 2 to Office of 
Contract Administration Contract No. 869091, Security Guard Services (Armed and Unarmed) 
with King Security Services, Inc., to extend the term of the contract from July 1, 2006 through 
December 31, 2007 and increase the contract value by $3,500,000 to a total contract value of 
$12,500,000 to provide security services at Municipal Transportation Agency facilities and escort 
services for deliveries of fare media and cash, pending approval by the San Francisco Board of 
Supervisors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract modification.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-098 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

27. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 6:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

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Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Christopher Gray vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #430519 filed on 4/13/04 for $100,000 

Also present: Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

RESOLUTION 07-099 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client 
matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant (1 case) X As plaintiff (1 case) 



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A. Proposed Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and the California Council of the Blind, The San Francisco Lighthouse 
for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco and 
Damien Pickering, an individual for $485,520 and commitment to install audible pedestrian 
signals in at least 80 intersections through December 31, 2009. 

Also present: Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 
Christiane Hiyashi, Deputy City Attorney 
Shaun Rebello, Intern, Office of the City Attorney 

RESOLUTION 07-100 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

B. CCSF v. Five Star Parking/Elite Parking, Unlitigated Claim filed on 1/3/07 for $4,633,000 
(City to receive) 

Also present: Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 

Ron Szeto, acting Director, Parking Authority 

Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

Peter Keith, Deputy City Attorney 

David Greenburg, Deputy City Attorney 

Ann Taupier, Investigator, Office of the City Attorney 

RESOLUTION 07-101 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 8:10 p.m. 

28. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss three cases with the 
City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the cases (Beach-absent for the Five Star 
Settlement.) 

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29. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Beach-absent.) 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 





Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Friday, June 29, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



SPECIAL MEETING and CLOSED SESSION 
10:00 A.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7" Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 19, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH 
VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no 
separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which 
event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Estela Ramos/ Allstate Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim FY0732756 filed on 12/18/06 for 
$23,682.66 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Crescent Avenue, north side, from Putnam Street to 
130 feet westerly AND Crescent Avenue, south side, from Putnam Street to 100 feet 
westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Second Amendment to the Elevator 
Maintenance Agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company for the elevators at the Church & 
Castro Street Stations, Forest Hill Station, and at the William B. Scott Non-Revenue Maintenance 
Facility to increase the contract in the amount of $1 10,000 and extend the contract term for an 
additional two years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Kenneth 
McDonald) 

(10.4) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation to extend the operating 
agreement for the Fifth and Mission Garage with Ampco System Parking on a month-to-month basis, 
terminating on or before May 31, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (Ron Szeto) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing service adjustments on light rail lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, N-Judah and T-Third 
Street and motor coach line 10-Townsend, and restoring midday and morning peak service between 
North Beach and the Financial District by initiating trolley coach line 20-Columbus. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) (Kenneth McDonald) 

12. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and TWU Local 200 to be effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

13. Discussion of FY09 Budget and long-range revenue opportunities. (No explanatory documents) 
(Sonali Bose) 

14. Approving and adopting the SFMTA Strategic Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and Strategic Plan.) (Marisa Espinosa) 

15. Approving and adopting the FY08 Goals. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and FY08 goals.) (Marisa Espinosa) 

16. Approving and adopting the SFMTA's FY08 Service Standards. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and FY08 goals.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

17. Presentation of Worker's Compensation Costs and FY08 Action Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

18. Presentation of the status of the Paratransit/Lift-Van contract. (Explanatory documents include a 
powerpoint presentation) (Debra Johnson) 



19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action 
on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Tie Wei Zhou vs. CCSF, Superior ct. #450587 filed on 3/23/06 for $2,250,000 

B. James Smith & Cheryll Jones vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453242 filed on 6/19/06 for $730,000 

C. CCSF vs. Pacific Cement, Superior Ct. #443263 filed on 7/21/05 for $0, complaint 
dismissal and mutual release. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 
2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness 
Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
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MINUTES 

Friday, June 29, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting and Closed Session 



nU° 7 10:00 A.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black DOCUMENTS DEPT 
Wil Din 

P f^l Z ,I JUL 2 2007 



Leah Shahum 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 10:07 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Chairman McCray welcomed Carter Rohan as acting Executive Director. Chairman McCray 
stated that Mr. Ford was in a meeting and would be joining the Board as soon as possible. He 
also welcomed John Kennedy who would be serving as deputy city attorney. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 13 regarding the FY09 budget had been removed from 
the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Acting Exec. Director Carter Rohan announced that Diana Buchbinder, Director of Human 
Resources was leaving the SFMTA and expressed appreciation to Ms. Buchbinder. Chairman 
McCray expressed appreciation to Ms. Buchbinder on behalf of the Board. 

Mr. Rohan announced that Parking and Traffic Services would be moving from 1380 Howard to 
a new and expanded location at 1 1 South Van Ness on July 5, 2007. The grand re-opening will 
be held on July 9, 2007. 

Mr. Rohan discussed the June 22 service disruption. Chairman McCray declared an emergency 
to expedite the purchase of parts and/or obtain professional support. Staff is continuing to assess 
the problem and will develop a plan to respond to the situation. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
None. 

9. Public Comment 

Kevin Hughes, Electrical Workers, Local 6, stated that the Automatic Train Control System 
hasn't worked since the day it was energized. On-board communications between vehicles and 
the mainframe in the tunnel has been the main source of holds. Mr. Hughes stated that he 
provided an analysis of the new fleet of hybrids to staff and to the Board. The document 
addresses training of personnel. The presence of high-voltage triggers a set of regulations. The 
MTA already has a full complement of fully trained, fully compliant electric mechanics who can 
repair the vehicles. 

Bob Planthold stated that Muni is non-responsive and non-communicative to seniors and people 
with disabilities. During the recent service disruption, people could have been stuck on the 
ramps for hours because there was no notice. Mr. Planthold suggested pre-printed signs to alert 
people to service delays. With respect to speeding up Muni, Mr. Planthold questioned why 
people directly involved have to read about it in the press. He stated that they have to fight the 
people who are recommending these changes after the fact. It is bad policy and a bad approach. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 



be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Estela Ramos/Allstate Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim FY0732756 filed on 12/18/06 for 
$23,682.66 

RESOLUTION 07-102 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Crescent Avenue, north side, from Putnam Street 
to 130 feet westerly AND Crescent Avenue, south side, from Putnam Street to 100 feet 
westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-103 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Second Amendment to the 
Elevator Maintenance Agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company for the elevators at the 
Church & Castro Street Stations, Forest Hill Station, and at the William B. Scott Non-Revenue 
Maintenance Facility to increase the contract in the amount of $1 10,000 and extend the contract 
term for an additional two years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 
(Kenneth McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 07-104 

(10.4) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation to extend the 
operating agreement for the Fifth and Mission Garage with Ampco System Parking on a month- 
to-month basis, terminating on or before May 31, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, and resolution.) (Ron Szeto) 

RESOLUTION 07-105 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing service adjustments on light rail lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, N-Judah and T-Third 
Street and motor coach line 1 0-Townsend, and restoring midday and morning peak service between 
North Beach and the Financial District by initiating trolley coach line 20-Columbus. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and map.) (Kenneth McDonald) 

Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that there is a service gap problem in North Beach. The 9x turns onto 
Stockton which is already served by the 30 and 45 lines which means there is no service from 
North Beach to the Montgomery BART station. There is no bus service from North Beach at 
night unless you walk up hill. He suggested that the MTA think about rerouting the 9x to parallel 
the old 15 -line route. 

Director Beach expressed concern about the 20-Columbus line and requested that the Board 
bifurcate the vote on the resolution to separate the 20-line service from the other service changes. 
Director Beach also requested that the Board amend the resolution to allow the Executive 
Director to make minor service changes. 

Without objection, Chairman McCray directed the Board Secretary to add the word "minor" to 
the resolution to reflect the Board's delegation of authority to the Executive Director to make 
minor service changes. 

On motion to approve the service adjustments to initiate the 20-Columbus Line: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

NAYES- Beach 

RESOLUTION 07-106 

On motion to approve the service adjustments on light rail lines j -Church, K-Ingleside, N-Judah, 
T-Third St and motor coach line 10-Townsend and to allow the Executive Director to make 
minor service changes: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

12. Approving and adopting the collective bargaining agreement between the Municipal 
Transportation Agency and TWU Local 200 to be effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Diana Buchbinder) 



Diana Buchbinder, Director, Human Resources, presented the staff report. 
PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Kevin O'Neill stated that as far as Local 200 is concerned, they don't have a contract. The MTA 
agreed to go back to the table. Local 200 was told that negotiations were cancelled and that the 
\1 1 A would see them in arbitration. They haven't met since April. 

RESOLUTION 07-107 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Discussion of FY09 Budget and long-range revenue opportunities. (No explanatory 
documents) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 13 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

14. Approving and adopting the SFMTA Strategic Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and Strategic Plan.) (Marisa Espinosa) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff, Director of External Affairs presented the staff report. 

RESOLUTION 07-108 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

15. Approving and adopting the FY08 Goals. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and FY08 goals.) (Marisa Espinosa) 

Item 1 5 was referred to the Governance Committee. 

16. Approving and adopting the SFMTA's FY08 Service Standards. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and FY08 goals.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

Jenniffer Hamilton, Chief Information Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that parking on sidewalk is enforced only if it's called in. If you eliminate 
measure Fl, you're wiping out any record of where the public can say that DPT is unresponsive. 



Even 20 minutes is long time at night when it's windy and raining. Eliminating D2 as a service 
standard supports the technophilic and affluent and works against the poor. If you're poor, you 
have to pay fifty cents to get information from 311 or 51 1. NextMuni isn't at every stop and is 
not functionally inaccurate. Don't remove D2. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250-A stated that Muni has never had a perfect schedule. The 
SFMTA needs to give information to the public and provide them with the best service. The C 1 
and C2 service standards gives the Board the ability to see where we are and what we're doing to 
fill vacancies. The E5 standard regarding training is a tool to tell us how good we're doing. 
Removing these measures insults the Agency. 

C.I.O. Hamilton stated that a new look for the service standards report would be ready by the 
FY08 First Quarter Report. 

RESOLUTION 07-109 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

Tom Nolan left the meeting. 

17. Presentation of Worker's Compensation Costs and FY08 Action Plan. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Diana Buchbinder) 

Jeff Gary, Manager, Worker's Compensation, presented the staff report. 

18. Presentation of the status of the Paratransit/Lift-Van contract. (Explanatory documents 
include a PowerPoint presentation) (Debra Johnson) 

Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Cheryl Damico stated that she has been aware of the transitional issues. During the last 90 days 
service has greatly improved and reliability is much better. There are very manageable issues 
that still need to be worked out. This contractor has been responsive to communication which 
was lacking with the previous provider. 

19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Nolan- absent). 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 12:40 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Tom Nolan 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
John Kennedy, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operations Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Tie Wei Zhou vs. CCSF, Superior ct. #450587 filed on 3/23/06 for $2,250,000 
RESOLUTION 07-110 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 
ABSENT -Nolan 

B. James Smith & Cheryll Jones vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453242 filed on 6/19/06 for $730,000 

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RESOLUTION 07-1 11 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

ABSENT - Nolan 

C. CCSF vs. Pacific Cement, Superior Ct. #443263 filed on 7/21/05 for $0, complaint 
dismissal and mutual release. 

RESOLUTION 07-1 12 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

ABSENT -Nolan 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 1:03 p.m. 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Tie Wei Zhou, 
James Smith & Cheryll Jones and Pacific Cement cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted 
unanimously to settle all three cases (Nolan-absent). 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Nolan-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1:04 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

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Board Secretary 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



TUESDAY, JULY 3 and 17, 2007 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE MTA BOARD/PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 

MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 3 and 17, 

2007 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. 



The MTA Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission has scheduled a special meeting to be 
held on Tuesday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 400, City Hall 



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JUN 2 5 2007 

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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Leah Shahum 



JUL 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 m Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



9:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 29, 2007 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Mirella Nguyen vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #701478 filed on 12/1 1/06 for $6,000 

B. Frances Lloyd vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #407244 filed on 4/26/02 for $14,000 

C. Jennifer Edwards vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0702325 filed on 3/7/07 for $38,437.75 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING - 7th Street, west side, between Mission and 
Stevenson Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 7th Street, west side, from 
Stevenson Street to 62 feet southerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 6AM TO 7PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY -7th Street, west side, from 62 feet south of Stevenson to 128 feet southerly 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7PM TO 6AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY, TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING AT ALL OTHER TIMES, SATURDAY 
THROUGH SUNDAY - 7th Street, west side, from 62 feet south of Stevenson to 128 feet 
southerly 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING AT ALL OTHER TIMES - 7th Street, west 
side, from 128 feet south of Stevenson to 376 feet southerly at Mission Street 

F. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Mission Street, north side, from 5 feet to 109 feet west of 
7th Street (104-foot zone). 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE -Mission Street, north side, from 5 feet to 1 1 1 feet west 
of 7th Street. 

H. RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING -Mission Street, north side, from 1 1 1 feet 

west of 7th Street to 197 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - YELLOW (METERED LOADING) ZONE, 7AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY AND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4PM TO 7AM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY AND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME ON 

SUNDAYS - Mission Street, north side, from 1 1 1 feet west of 7th Street to 197 feet westerly 
J. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Mission Street, north side, from 1 94 feet to 295 feet west 

of 7th Street 
K. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE -Mission Street, north side, from 207 feet to 308 feet west 

of 7 th Street 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING AT ALL OTHER TIMES -Mission Street, 

north side, from 308 feet west of 7th Street to 38 feet westerly 
M. RESCIND - PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE - Folsom Street, south side, from 2nd Street to 

83 feet easterly. 
N. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 2, ONE-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY -Stevenson Street, north side, from 7th Street to its 

western terminus. 
O. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
P. STOPPING ANYTIME - Leavenworth Street, west side, between Lombard Street and 

Greenwich Street. 
Q. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH TOW-AWAY, NO 
R. STOPPING ANY TIME - Lombard Street, south side, between Leavenworth and Jones 

Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to obtain up to $2,079,200 as reimbursement for participation in the 
2007 Spare the Air/Free Transit Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and agreement.) (Debra Johnson) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 1 1 to Contract No. 
CS-1 16, Design and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility with Gannett Fleming in an amount not to exceed 
$450,108, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,713,008. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.5) Agreeing with the Parking Authority Commission to authorize and direct the Executive 
Director/CEO to assign responsibility for: managing and administering the oversight of the 
public garages; developing an interim plan for staffing and managing oversight of the public 
garages; outlining policy and governance options and preparing a draft permanent agreement for 
the operation and management of the public garages. (Explanatory documents include a 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Adopting an overall annual goal of 25 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
participation in FTA-assisted contracts for FFY 2008; and authorizing the MTA to use 
exclusively race- and gender-neutral measures to achieve the DBE goal. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and methodology.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 14 to Contract No. MR-1 147 Third 
Street Light Rail Transit, Platform Finishes and Special Systems; increasing the amount by 
$4,466,285.54 to the final amount of $29,864,347.01 and establishing the substantial completion 
date of April 7, 2007 with Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

13. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 44 to Contract No. MR-1 142 Third 
Street Light Rail Transit, Platform Finishes and Special Systems; increasing the amount by 
$3,092,083.65 for a final amount of $54,847,417.65 and establishing the substantial completion 
date of April 7, 2007 with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

14. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 22 to Contract No. MR-1 143 Third 
Street Light Rail Project: Jerrold Avenue to Donner Avenue; increasing the amount by 
$2,398,929.59 for a final amount of $38,399,327.99 and establishing the substantial completion 
date of April 7, 2007 with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 



1 5. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 9 to Contract No. MR-1141, Third 
Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22nd Street increasing the amount by $1,528,034.63 for 
a final amount of $25,855,062.14 and establishing the substantial completion date of April 7, 
2007 with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

16. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 15 to Contract No. MR-1 146, Third 
Street Light Rail Project: Traction Power Systems Project; increasing the Contract amount by 
$405,936.99 for a final Contract amount of $9,488,545.25, and establishing the substantial 
completion date of April 7, 2007 with Mitchell Engineering. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

1 7. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 17 to Contract No. MR-1 144 Third Street 
Light Rail Transit, Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue with Shimmick Construction/Homer J. 
Olsen, increasing the amount by $241,389.69 for a final amount of $43,207,686.19. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

18. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Modification No. 2 to Contract No. CCO 
05-914, Municipal Transportation Quality Review, with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, to add 
additional scope of work to the review for fiscal years 2005-2006 in the amount of $57,000, for a 
total contract amount not to exceed $152,128.75. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 






20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 







Municipal Transportation Agency 



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Municipal Railway 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 






MINUTES 

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Special Meeting and Closed Session 
9:00 A.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
AUG 1 6 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



9:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 9:18 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Peter Mezey - with notification 

3 . Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 29, 2007 Special Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Mezey-absent.) 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 18, Contract Amendment #2 with Nelson/Nygaard had 
been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray expressed appreciation for the opportunity to attend the 2007 APTA Transit 
Board Member/Board Support conference. During the conference there were discussions 
regarding committees. One presenter stated that for a board the size of the MTA, he 
recommended no more than two standing committees. Chairman McCray stated that he would 
provide a possible list of committees for consideration to the Board and requested that the 
Governance Committee review the list. 

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Chairman McCray stated that he had requested that Board Secretary Boomer prepare a status 
report on items requested by or promised to the Board on a quarterly basis. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Jim Nelson, Transit 
Planner, Real Estate Department; Janis Yuen, Public Relations Officer, External Affairs; and 
Romer Manag, Electrical Transit Systems Mechanic at Muni's Geneva/Green Division. 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford reviewed the MTA's activities associated with the "All Star" game. 

On Thursday, July 12, the SFMTA hosted the 45 th Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest. Mr. 
Leonard Oats is the new Bell Ringing Champion. Second place was awarded to Ken Lunardi. 
Third place was awarded to Frank Ware. Next year's Bell Ringing Contest will take place on 
Tuesday, June 1 during the 2008 APTA Rail Conference. 

Mr. Ford reviewed the status of operations following implementation of service changes. He 
stated that operations were running smoother and that average travel times, dwell times, missed 
service and operator absenteeism have all decreased. 

Mr. Ford announced that San Francisco was the host city for the Federal Transit Administration's 
"West Coast New Starts Roundtable" this week. 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford reviewed the status of Board of Supervisor President Peskin's charter 
amendment regarding the MTA. With input from the unions, they were able to work out an 
amicable charter amendment that will help the MTA move forward. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU, Local 250- A, expressed appreciation to everyone who provided the 
opportunity to work out a charter amendment that would be beneficial to everyone. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 
None. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTTVE 
DIRECTOR7CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Mirella Nguyen vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #701478 filed on 12/1 1/06 for $6,000 

B. Frances Lloyd vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #407244 filed on 4/26/02 for $14,000 

C. Jennifer Edwards vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0702325 filed on 3/7/07 for $38,437.75 

RESOLUTION 07-1 14 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING - 7th Street, west side, between Mission and 
Stevenson Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 7th Street, west side, from 
Stevenson Street to 62 feet southerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 6AM TO 7PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY -7th Street, west side, from 62 feet south of Stevenson to 128 feet southerly 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7PM TO 6AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY, TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING AT ALL OTHER TIMES, SATURDAY 
THROUGH SUNDAY - 7th Street, west side, from 62 feet south of Stevenson to 128 feet 
southerly 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY, NO STOPPING AT ALL OTHER TIMES - 7th Street, west 
side, from 128 feet south of Stevenson to 376 feet southerly at Mission Street 

F. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Mission Street, north side, from 5 feet to 109 feet west of 
7th Street (104-foot zone). 

G. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE -Mission Street, north side, from 5 feet to 1 1 1 feet west 
of 7th Street. 

H. RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING -Mission Street, north side, from 1 1 1 feet 

west of 7th Street to 197 feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - YELLOW (METERED LOADING) ZONE, 7AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH SATURDAY AND TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 4PM TO 7AM, MONDAY 



THROUGH SATURDAY AND TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME ON 

SUNDAYS - Mission Street, north side, from 1 1 1 feet west of 7th Street to 197 feet westerly 
J. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Mission Street, north side, from 194 feet to 295 feet west 

of 7th Street 
K. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE -Mission Street, north side, from 207 feet to 308 feet west 

of 7 th Street 
L. ESTABLISH - TOW AWAY NO STOPPING AT ALL OTHER TIMES -Mission Street, 

north side, from 308 feet west of 7th Street to 38 feet westerly 
M. RESCIND - PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE - Folsom Street, south side, from 2nd Street to 

83 feet easterly. 
N. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 2, ONE-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY -Stevenson Street, north side, from 7th Street to its 

western terminus. 
O. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO 
P. STOPPING ANYTIME - Leavenworth Street, west side, between Lombard Street and 

Greenwich Street. 
Q. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH TOW- AWAY, NO 
R. STOPPING ANY TIME - Lombard Street, south side, between Leavenworth and Jones 

Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-115 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to obtain up to $2,079,200 as reimbursement for participation in the 
2007 Spare the Air/Free Transit Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and agreement.) (Debra Johnson) 

RESOLUTION 07-1 16 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 1 1 to Contract No. 
CS-1 16, Design and Construction Support Services for Muni Metro East Light Rail Vehicle 
Maintenance and Operations Facility with Gannett Fleming in an amount not to exceed 
$450,108, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,713,008. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-1 17 

(10.5) Agreeing with the Parking Authority Commission to authorize and direct the Executive 
Director/CEO to assign responsibility for: managing and administering the oversight of the 
public garages; developing an interim plan for staffing and managing oversight of the public 
garages; outlining policy and governance options and preparing a draft permanent agreement for 
the operation and management of the public garages. (Explanatory documents include a 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-118 



No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT - Mezey 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Adopting an overall annual goal of 25 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
participation in FTA-assisted contracts for FFY 2008; and authorizing the MTA to use 
exclusively race- and gender-neutral measures to achieve the DBE goal. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and methodology.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-1 19 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

12. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 14 to Contract No. MR-1 147 Third 
Street Light Rail Transit, Platform Finishes and Special Systems; increasing the amount by 
$4,466,285.54 to the final amount of $29,864,347.01 and establishing the substantial completion 
date of April 7, 2007 with Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

Chairman McCray requested that items 12-17 be called together. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Construction Development and Planning, presented the staff 
report. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-120 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 



ABSENT - Mezey 

13. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 44 to Contract No. MR-1 142 Third 
Street Light Rail Transit, Platform Finishes and Special Systems; increasing the amount by 
$3,092,083.65 for a final amount of $54,847,417.65 and establishing the substantial completion 
date of April 7, 2007 with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-121 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

14. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 22 to Contract No. MR-1 143 Third 
Street Light Rail Project: Jerrold Avenue to Dormer Avenue; increasing the amount by 
$2,398,929.59 for a final amount of $38,399,327.99 and establishing the substantial completion 
date of April 7, 2007 with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-122 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Mezey 

15. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 9 to Contract No. MR-1 141, Third 
Street Light Rail Project: King Street to 22nd Street increasing the amount by $1,528,034.63 for 
a final amount of $25,855,062.14 and establishing the substantial completion date of April 7, 
2007 with Mitchell Engineering/Obayashi Corp. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-123 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT -Mezey 

16. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 15 to Contract No. MR- 1146, Third 
Street Light Rail Project: Traction Power Systems Project; increasing the Contract amount by 
$405,936.99 for a final Contract amount of $9,488,545.25, and establishing the substantial 
completion date of April 7, 2007 with Mitchell Engineering. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-124 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

1 7. Authorizing execution of Contract Modification No. 17 to Contract No. MR-1 144 Third Street 
Light Rail Transit, Dormer Avenue to Hester Avenue with Shimmick Construction/Homer J. 
Olsen, increasing the amount by $241,389.69 for a final amount of $43,207,686.19. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-125 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

18. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Modification No. 2 to Contract No. CCO 
05-914, Municipal Transportation Quality Review, with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, to add 
additional scope of work to the review for fiscal years 2005-2006 in the amount of $57,000, for a 
total contract amount not to exceed $152,128.75. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and contract modification.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

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19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Mezey-absent.) 

Director Shahum stated that she needed to recuse herself from the closed session due to a conflict 
of interest. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 10:38 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 

Absent: Peter Mezey 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 
Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer 
Oliver Gajda, Manager 
Damon Curtis, Associate Engineer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 



X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 11:38 a.m. 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the City Attorney. The Board took no action. 

21 . Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Mezey, Shahum- 
absent.) 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1 1 :39 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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THE MTA BOARD/PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION 
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HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 



The next meeting of the MTA Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission is scheduled for 
Tuesday, August 21, 2007. 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, August 21, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 1 6 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR7CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,h Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
arc: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the comer of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (4 1 5) 70 1 -4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3 1 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 24, 2007 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Andy Jiang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #432098 filed on 6/9/04 for $3,000 

B. Jane Liu vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #603420 filed on 6/30/06 for $6,500 

C. Julie Butenko/CSAA vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702768 filed on 4/16/07 for $7,695.06 

D. Amy Hartmann vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #457945 filed on 1 1/16/06 for $8,000 

E. Carrie Pilch vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #459437 filed on 1/9/07 for $12,500 

F. Katie Phan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446081 filed on 10/26/05 for $13,500 

G. Maricar Pijuan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #451567 filed on 4/24/06 for $15,000 
H. Tokie Murakami vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458455 filed on 12/5/06 for $18,000 
I. Babubhai Patel vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #451773 filed on 5/1/06 for $47,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Ivy Street, both sides, between Buchanan and 
Webster Streets and Webster Street, east side, between Ivy and Grove Streets. 

B. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Bryant Street, south side, from 6th Street to 71 -feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Bryant Street, south side, from 6 th Street to 106 feet 
easterly. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Geary Boulevard, south side, from 
the Masonic Avenue frontage road to 70 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Page Street, south side, from Laguna 
Street to 20 feet easterly; and, Laguna Street, east side, from Page Street to 21 feet southerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - FOUR-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY 
AND SUNDAY - San Bruno Avenue, east side, between 15th and Alameda Streets AND 15th 
Street, both sides, between San Bruno and Vermont Streets. 

G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "X" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 1550 - 1562 22nd Street, (includes these 
addresses to be eligible for Area "X" permits, but no signs will be posted on the street). 

H. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY - 370 Bayshore Boulevard, west side, from the 

driveway of the Jack In the Box restaurant at the proposed intersection to be signalized. 
I. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Laurel Street, east side, between California Street and Mayfair Drive. 
J. MUNI BUS ZONE - RESCIND - Page Street, south side, from Octavia Boulevard to 75 feet 

westerly and Page Street, south side, from Gough Street to 75 feet westerly 
K. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Page Street, south side, from Octavia Boulevard to 80 

feet easterly. 
L. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - COMPACT VEHICLES 

ONLY - Linden Street, north side, from 82 feet to 101 feet west of Gough Street. 
M. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Linden Street, south side, from 

40 feet to 136 feet west of Gough Street. 
N. RESCIND - 1 -HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Gough Street, east side, from Geary Boulevard to Ellis Street. 



O. RESCIND -1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - Gough Street, west side, from Eddy Street to Golden Gate Avenue. 

P. ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY, NO PARKING, 7 PM TO 6 AM, DAILY - Clementina 
Street, south side, from Gallagher Lane to 5th Street; Gallagher Lane, west side, from 20 
feet north of Clementina Street to Tehama Street and Galllagher Lane, east side, from 
Clementina Street to 20 feet south of Tehama Street (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $46,547,421 in federal Section 
5309 Fixed Guideway capital investment funds for the following projects: Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Muni Rail Replacement; Wayside Central Train Control; Cable Car Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Historic Rail Car Rehabilitation; LRV Rehabilitation; Overhead Lines 
Reconstruction and Metro East Maintenance Facility Construction. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $31,854,482 in federal Section 
5307 capital assistance for: Historic Rail Car Rehabilitation/Rebuild; Metro East Facility 
Construction; Escalator Rehabilitation/Rebuild; Flynn Ventilation System Rehabilitation; Paratransit 
Assistance; Security Equipment Procurement; Safety Modifications; Fall Protection System and 
Woods Facility Lift Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,438,590 of Caltrans' federal 
Safe Routes to School program funding for implementation of school area traffic calming projects in 
the vicinity of Jefferson Elementary School and in the vicinity of various Chinatown elementary 
schools. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and award letter.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS - 150, Engineering and 
Design Services for Trolley Line Relocation and Street Modification, with the Transbay Joint Powers 
Authority to obtain reimbursement for overhead line design and traffic engineering services required 
to relocate trolley lines to a Temporary Terminal, for an amount not to exceed $81 1,962, and for a 
period to commence on the effective date of the Agreement and terminate on December 31, 2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding 
between the MTA and the Port of San Francisco under which the Municipal Railway will store 
reserve fleet buses in approximately 30,625 square feet of space at Pier 17 for up to three years, at a 
cost of $257,250 per year, increasing three percent annually. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report resolution and MOU.) (Sonali Bose) 



(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals and negotiate a 
contract or contracts to perform a condition assessment of the parking garages and lots to: perform 
estimates for the repair and replacement of existing assets; assist the MTA in developing a 20-year 
Capital Reinvestment Strategy and Program; convert the Capital Reinvestment Program into a series 
of proposed projects; assemble a condition database; develop performance specifications, drawings 
and bid documents for selected projects for the development of 20-year Capital Reinvestment 
Strategy and Program and the development of performance specifications for follow-on equipment 
replacement / maintenance & repair construction projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report resolution and Request for Proposal.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals and negotiate a 
contract to conduct a Parking Access and Revenue Control System needs analysis, develop a strategy 
to replace existing equipment, develop PARC System and equipment procurement documents, assist 
in the procurement, construction, installation, implementation of PARC System, and provide training 
and contract administration support. (Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and 
Request for Proposal.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.10) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $27.3050 per hour for 
Operators and $17.2022 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report resolution and certification.) (Vicki Rambo) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement changes to Line 44-O'Shaughnessy 
and implement various traffic modifications in the vicinity of Evans, Keith, Newhall, Mendell 
and Fairfax Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and maps.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

12. Presentation and Discussion of the status of the Transit Effectiveness Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a slide presentation.) (Julie Kirschbaum) 

13. Amending the FY08 annual operating budget for the Portsmouth Square Garage in the 
amounts of $28,500 to replace sump pumps and related systems and $25,000 to improve 
pedestrian lighting at the garage entrance and exit; amending the FY08 annual operating budget 
for the St. Mary's Square Garage in the amount of $23,000 to be spent for soil remediation and 
groundwater testing; amending the FY08 annual operating budget for the Union Square Garage 
in the amount of $125,000 to correct ADA deficiencies. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Approving the Capital Improvement Plan and authorizing the development of a 20-year 
Capital Reinvestment Strategy and Program to address the capital needs of San Francisco's off- 
street parking facilities. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 
(Carter Rohan) 






15. Approving the First Amendment to the Annual Payment Agreement between the Port of San 
Francisco and the SFMTA regarding allocation of revenues and reimbursement of expenses for 
parking fines collected on Port property, effective July 1, 2008 and approving a Memorandum of 
Understanding for special event traffic management services, effective on July 1, 2007. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Approving the award of the San Francisco Middle School Bicycle Safety Education contract 
to the YMCA of San Francisco to implement bicycle safety education in select public middle 
schools for an amount not to exceed $250,154, for a contract term to extend through June 30, 
2009, with an option to extend for one additional two-year period. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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AUG 3 2007 

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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 24, 2007 Special Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10.5 had been removed from the agenda at the request 
of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that the agenda for the September 24 workshop include 
discussion regarding timelines for and coordination of various MTA initiatives including the 
Blue Ribbon Committee on Finance recommendations, the charter amendments, the Strategic 
Plan and the two-year budget cycle. 



Director Mezey requested a policy paper regarding the two items on the November ballot that 
spells out the impact of those items on the MTA should they be approved. Exec. Director Ford 
stated that staff was in the process of preparing the paper. It will be distributed when complete. 

Director Shahum requested additional information regarding the grants that were recently 
awarded to the MTA. Exec. Director Ford provided the requested information. 

Director Shahum also requested a presentation on congestion pricing and an update on the status 
of the SF go project. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition awards to Edric Dennis and Luis 
Estrada as the first and second place winners of the Second Annual PCO Go-Four Roadeo. 
Angie Barsi who placed third was unable to attend the meeting. Mr. Ford presented Special 
Recognition awards to Kevin Grady, Frank Ware and Leonard Oats as the first, second and third 
place winners of the SFMTA Bus Roadeo. Mr. Ford also presented Special Recognition Awards 
to Darton Ito, Manager, Long Range Capital Planning and Brian Dusseault, an engineer with the 
Department of Parking and Traffic. 

Exec. Director Ford introduced Vicki Rambo who was appointed to serve as the Director of 
Human Resources for the MTA. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, presented the SFMTA's efforts to improve safety. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, reviewed the service that the MTA is providing to 
support SF 49'ers football games. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, provided a status report regarding the June 30 service 
changes. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the SFMTA was hosting the APTA Intermodal Planning 
Workshop this week for over 140 transit planners and professionals. 

At the request of Chairman McCray, Exec. Director Ford stated that staff would prepare a memo 
for the board that gives a final tally of revenues and expenditures for the All-Star Game. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that people who come to the city via the Golden Gate Bridge already have to 
pay a toll. While we have to pay to redo Doyle Drive we can do a better job of ticketing people 
who double park. The SFMTA could make thousands of dollars more every day by increasing 
citations. There is a problem with jaywalking. We need to educate pedestrians. There is a 
problem getting to the ballpark for 49'er games. Muni needs to improve weekend service. 

Norman Rolfe stated that the Transportation Authority is pushing a misguided plan with respect 
to Doyle Drive. Doyle Dr. is a state highway. The T.A.'s plan will increase the number of 
vehicles that come into the city which will mean more congestion and slower buses. The last 
thing we need are more cars on city streets. People who complain about jay-walkers need to read 
what the vehicle code says. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the report and their recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner expressed concern about pedestrian safety with respect to buses and bicycles. 
Something must be done about cyclists who run red lights. Street justice will set in if something 
isn't done. The Van Ness BRT program should be halted until problems with the T-Third line 
have been resolved. "T" stands for terrible. Mr. Weiner stated that he doesn't believe in 
eliminating bus stops on the grounds of giving faster service. People will have to walk farther 
and it will take more time to load people. 

Barry Taranto stated that there was a lack of communication when service in the subway broke 
down between Van Ness and Church St. Service on the 24-Divisadero line is inconsistent. Often 
there are many vehicles headed in one direction and no service going the other direction. There 
is poor enforcement of construction vehicle signage. The MTA has to provide better customer 
service when people call with complaints. The Taxi industry needs a public body that oversees 
their function. Mr. Taranto urged enforcement of white zones at hotels. 

Sam Kwong, President, Portsmouth Square requested that the Board consider amending the 
Portsmouth Square Garage FY08 budget to include the additional self-serve pay station. 
Customers currently have to go to the 2 nd floor to pay. Without additional machines on other 
floors, traffic can get backed up and people wait longer to enter and exit the garage. 

Director Black left the meeting. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Andy Jiang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #432098 filed on 6/9/04 for $3,000 

B. Jane Liu vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #603420 filed on 6/30/06 for $6,500 

C. Julie Butenko/CSAA vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702768 filed on 4/16/07 for $7,695.06 

D. Amy Hartmann vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #457945 filed on 1 1/16/06 for $8,000 

E. Carrie Pilch vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #459437 filed on 1/9/07 for $12,500 

F. Katie Phan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446081 filed on 10/26/05 for $13,500 

G. Maricar Pijuan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #451567 filed on 4/24/06 for $15,000 
H. Tokie Murakami vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458455 filed on 12/5/06 for $18,000 
I. Babubhai Patel vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #45 1 773 filed on 5/1/06 for $47,500 

RESOLUTION 07-126 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Ivy Street, both sides, between Buchanan and 
Webster Streets and Webster Street, east side, between Ivy and Grove Streets. 

B. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Bryant Street, south side, from 6th Street to 71 -feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Bryant Street, south side, from 6 th Street to 106 feet 
easterly. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Geary Boulevard, south side, from 
the Masonic Avenue frontage road to 70 feet westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Page Street, south side, from Laguna 
Street to 20 feet easterly; and, Laguna Street, east side, from Page Street to 21 feet southerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - FOUR-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY 
AND SUNDAY - San Bruno Avenue, east side, between 15th and Alameda Streets AND 15th 



Street, both sides, between San Bruno and Vermont Streets. 
G. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "X" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 1550 - 1562 22nd Street, (includes these 

addresses to be eligible for Area "X" permits, but no signs will be posted on the street). 
H. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY - 370 Bayshore Boulevard, west side, from the 

driveway of the Jack In the Box restaurant at the proposed intersection to be signalized. 
I. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 4 PM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

FRIDAY - Laurel Street, east side, between California Street and Mayfair Drive. 
J. MUNI BUS ZONE - RESCIND - Page Street, south side, from Octavia Boulevard to 75 feet 

westerly and Page Street, south side, from Gough Street to 75 feet westerly 
K. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Page Street, south side, from Octavia Boulevard to 80 

feet easterly. 
L. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - COMPACT VEHICLES 

ONLY - Linden Street, north side, from 82 feet to 101 feet west of Gough Street. 
M. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Linden Street, south side, from 

40 feet to 136 feet west of Gough Street. 
N. RESCIND - 1 -HOUR PARKING TIME LEVITT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Gough Street, east side, from Geary Boulevard to Ellis Street. 
O. RESCIND -1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Gough Street, west side, from Eddy Street to Golden Gate Avenue. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 7 PM TO 6 AM, DAILY - Clementina 

Street, south side, from Gallagher Lane to 5th Street; Gallagher Lane, west side, from 20 

feet north of Clementina Street to Tehama Street and Gallagher Lane, east side, from 

Clementina Street to 20 feet south of Tehama Street (Explanatory documents include a 

staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-127 

Item 10.2 P was severed at the request of members of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Foster Weeks stated that their neighborhood has problems with litter, drugs, prostitution and vehicle 
break-ins. This action is part of a bigger plan with D.P.W. and the Mayor's office to clean up the 
neighborhood. Mr. Weeks presented a petition signed by neighbors in support of this action. 

Paul Lamb stated that his business would be affected by this but he sees the need for this change. This 
will help clean up the area. Vehicles sit in front of businesses for weeks and leave trash. This will 
cause some difficulty but overall the area will truly benefit from this item. Please approve this. 

Larry Oliver stated that there are many seniors and people with disabilities who live in the area. Many 
cars display handicapped placards. There are very few parking paces on the street. This will create 
havoc for people who live there. Mr. Oliver urged the Board to say "no" to this action. 



Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic, presented the staff report. Mr. Yee recommended 
changing the time of the parking restriction from 7:00 p.m. to midnight on Gallagher and to 1 :00 
a.m. on Clementina. 

The board unanimously agreed to amend the resolution to change the time of the parking 
restriction on Gallagher St. from 7:00 p.m. to midnight - 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. on 
Clementina (Black-absent). 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 (P) as amended to change the time from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 
on Gallagher St. to midnight to 6:00 a.m. and to 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Clementina: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $46,547,421 in federal Section 
5309 Fixed Guideway capital investment funds for the following projects: Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation; Muni Rail Replacement; Wayside Central Train Control; Cable Car Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Historic Rail Car Rehabilitation; LRV Rehabilitation; Overhead Lines 
Reconstruction and Metro East Maintenance Facility Construction. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

Items 10.3 and 10.4 was severed by Director Mezey who requested further explanation regarding 
how the amounts in the calendar items relate to capital projects that are underway or soon to be 
underway. 

Gregg Wilcox, DD, Transportation Development, provided the requested information. 

RESOLUTION 07-128 

On motion to approve Item 10.3: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $31,854,482 in federal Section 
5307 capital assistance for: Historic Rail Car Rehabilitation/Rebuild; Metro East Facility 
Construction; Escalator Rehabilitation/Rebuild; Flynn Ventilation System Rehabilitation; Paratransit 
Assistance; Security Equipment Procurement; Safety Modifications; Fall Protection System and 
Woods Facility Lift Replacement. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-129 



On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT - Black 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,438,590 of Caltrans' federal 
Safe Routes to School program funding for implementation of school area traffic calming projects in 
the vicinity of Jefferson Elementary School and in the vicinity of various Chinatown elementary 
schools. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and award letter.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.5 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff and continued to the September 4 
meeting. 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS - 150, Engineering and 
Design Services for Trolley Line Relocation and Street Modification, with the Transbay Joint Powers 
Authority to obtain reimbursement for overhead line design and traffic engineering services required 
to relocate trolley lines to a Temporary Terminal, for an amount not to exceed $81 1,962, and for a 
period to commence on the effective date of the Agreement and terminate on December 31, 2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-130 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding 
between the MTA and the Port of San Francisco under which the Municipal Railway will store 
reserve fleet buses in approximately 30,625 square feet of space at Pier 17 for up to three years, at a 
cost of $257,250 per year, increasing three percent annually. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report resolution and MOU.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-131 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals and negotiate a 
contract or contracts to perform a condition assessment of the parking garages and lots to: perform 
estimates for the repair and replacement of existing assets; assist the MTA in developing a 20-year 
Capital Reinvestment Strategy and Program; convert the Capital Reinvestment Program into a series 
of proposed projects; assemble a condition database; develop performance specifications, drawings 
and bid documents for selected projects for the development of 20-year Capital Reinvestment 
Strategy and Program and the development of performance specifications for follow-on equipment 
replacement / maintenance & repair construction projects. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report resolution and Request for Proposal.) (Carter Rohan) 

Items 10.8 and 10.9 were removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of Director Mezey and 
placed on the Regular Agenda for consideration following Item 14. 



RESOLUTION 07-132 

Director Din requested that item 10.8 include planning for bicycle parking and examine the 
maximum vehicle load capacity at each garage. 

On motion to approve Item 10.8: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals and negotiate a 
contract to conduct a Parking Access and Revenue Control System needs analysis, develop a strategy 
to replace existing equipment, develop PARC System and equipment procurement documents, assist 
in the procurement, construction, installation, implementation of PARC System, and provide training 
and contract administration support. (Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and 
Request for Proposal.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-133 

On motion to approve Item 10.9: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

(10.10) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $27.3050 per hour for 
Operators and $17.2022 per hour for Operator Trainees effective July 1, 2007. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report resolution and certification.) (Vicki Rambo) 

RESOLUTION 07-134 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 P, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.8 and 10.9 
severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement changes to Line 44-O'Shaughnessy 
and implement various traffic modifications in the vicinity of Evans, Keith, Newhall, Mendell 
and Fairfax Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report resolution and maps.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Espanola Jackson expressed support and requested that the Board approve the item. 

RESOLUTION 07-135 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Black 

12. Presentation and Discussion of the status of the Transit Effectiveness Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a slide presentation.) (Julie Kirschbaum) 

Julie Kirschbaum, Project Manager, TEP presented the staff report. 

Director Beach requested an update on how the SFMTA is proceeding with respect to hiring and 
retaining operators. 

No public comment. 

This item was for discussion only. No action was taken. 

13. Amending the FY08 annual operating budget for the Portsmouth Square Garage in the 
amounts of $28,500 to replace sump pumps and related systems and $25,000 to improve 
pedestrian lighting at the garage entrance and exit; amending the FY08 annual operating budget 
for the St. Mary's Square Garage in the amount of $23,000 to be spent for soil remediation and 
groundwater testing; amending the FY08 annual operating budget for the Union Square Garage 
in the amount of $125,000 to correct ADA deficiencies. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-136 

On motion to approve: 






ADOPTED: AYES - Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT - Beach and Black 

14. Approving the Capital Improvement Plan and authorizing the development of a 20-year 
Capital Reinvestment Strategy and Program to address the capital needs of San Francisco's off- 
street parking facilities. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and plan.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-137 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and Black 

At the direction of Chairman McCray, Board Secretary Boomer called Items 10.8 and 10.9. 

15. Approving the First Amendment to the Annual Payment Agreement between the Port of San 
Francisco and the SFMTA regarding allocation of revenues and reimbursement of expenses for 
parking fines collected on Port property, effective July 1, 2008 and approving a Memorandum of 
Understanding for special event traffic management services, effective on July 1, 2007. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-138 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black 

16. Approving the award of the San Francisco Middle School Bicycle Safety Education contract 
to the YMCA of San Francisco to implement bicycle safety education in select public middle 
schools for an amount not to exceed $250,154, for a contract term to extend through June 30, 
2009, with an option to extend for one additional two-year period. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 



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No public comment. 

Director Shahum recused herself due to a conflict of interest. 

RESOLUTION 07-139 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and 

ABSENT - Black 

RECUSED - Shahum 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



CLOSED SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



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MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 

BOARD SECRETARY PN ^^ 1 ,,,,_. _„ ^ r __ 

DOCUMENTS DbPT. 

AUG 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 lh Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http : //www. sfgo v. org/sunshine/ 






2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 21, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

6. Call to Order 

7. Roll Call 

8. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff (1 case) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

9. Communications 

(9.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(9.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

10. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 



1 1 . Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

1 2. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

13. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

14. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(14.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claim against the MTA: 

A. Casmalia Resources Hazardous Waste Disposal Site vs. SFMTA, California Admin. 
Order on Consent, filed on 5/31/07 for $7,609.05 

B. Isaak Radomysiskiy vs. CCSF, Superior Ct #462892 filed on 4/30/07 for $12,000 

C. Susan Kojima vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #443715 filed on 8/4/05 for $15,000 

(14.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, MIDNIGHT TO 10 A.M., MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - 15th Street, north side, between Florida and Bryant Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - AREA 2, 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - Townsend Street, south side, between 7th and 8th Streets. 

C. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 3, (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Masonic Avenue, east side, north 
of Turk Street. 

D. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Post Street, south side, from Gough Street to 105 feet 
westerly. 



E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Post Street, south side, from Gough Street to 95 
feet easterly and Geary Boulevard, north side, from 84 feet to 104 feet west of 9th 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(14.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,805,760 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Bus 
Maintenance Facility and the purchase of AVL equipment. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(14.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,438,590 of Caltrans' 
federal Safe Routes to School program funding for implementation of school area traffic calming 
projects in the vicinity of Jefferson Elementary School and in the vicinity of various Chinatown 
elementary schools. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and award letter.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

(14.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $180,000 of RM-2 funds to 
engage in tasks necessary to complete the rollout of TransLink® , as well as coordinate and assist in 
the procurement of ticket vending machine and faregate procurements. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, initial project report and opinion of counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

(14.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve a bid call for Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 1387J: Contract 58 New Traffic Signals to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to install new traffic signals at the 6 intersections throughout San Francisco. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

(14.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve a bid call for Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 0985J: Contract 32 Traffic Signal Modification to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at 22 intersections throughout San Francisco. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

(14.8) Authorizing the Purchaser to utilize the competitive procurement of San Mateo County 
Transit District to purchase six paratransit vans from El Dorado Bus Sales Inc/Creative Bus 
Sales, for an amount not to exceed $560,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and waiver and release form.) (Carter Rohan) 

(14.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the agreement with Booz Allen 
Hamilton to conduct the Regional Zonal Integrated Fare Study on behalf of the TransLink® 
Consortium for a contract term from September 10, 2007 to August 29, 2008 for an amount not 
to exceed $425,968. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
(Sonali Bose) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 5. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a new Transit Shelter Advertising 
Agreement with Clear Channel to provide design, installation, and maintenance and repair of 1,100 
to 1 ,500 transit shelters and up to 1 50 kiosks plus required payments to SFMTA for a 15-year term 
with an option for an additional five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Presentation and Discussion of the Human Services Agency's Lifeline Fast Pass Program. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

17. Presentation and Discussion of FY07 Year End Service Standards Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

18. Approving an increase of $2,104,291 to the Parking Authority FY08 budget to support the 
Parking Authority interim management plan and hire additional staff. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, staffing plan and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 









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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



/«7 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO. 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:1 1 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Peter Mezey - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 21, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Mezey-absent.) 

The MTA Board of Directors postponed convening in closed session until after the Board called 
Item 15, Approval of the Transit Shelter Contract, on the Regular Agenda. 

5. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Mezey-absent.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 



6. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:26 p.m. 

7. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Peter Mezey - with notification 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

8. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff (1 case) 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:22 p.m. 

9. Communications 

(9.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss anticipated 
litigation with the city as defendant. The Board took no action. 

(9.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 



On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Mezey-absent.) 

10. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray stated that Vice Chairman Nolan had notified him that he would be stepping 
down from the Governance Committee. Chairman McCray stated that Director Beach has agreed 
to serve on the Governance Committee. 

1 1 . Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford reported on the SFMTA's efforts surrounding the Labor Day closing of 
the Bay Bridge. 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic, presented the 2006 Collision Report. 

Director Shahum requested that staff look at how to include the installation of additional red- 
light cameras in next year's budget. 

12. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
None. 

13. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner stated that it's a fact that if you're not on the bus, you're under the wheels. You 
can be run over by bus or by bicycle. Bikes don't honor lights. Mr. Weiner read a statement 
from the "Metropolitan Bicycle Association" regarding the interaction of bikes, cars and 
pedestrians from the point of view of a cyclist. 

Roger Bazeley commended the MTA for hosting the APTA intermodal workshop. Mr. Bazeley 
also recommended pedestrian safety improvements for the cable car turnarounds and along Third 
Street. He noted that there is a need for funding and maintenance for school cross-walks along 
highly traveled transit corridors. 

Norm Rolfe stated that money should be taken away from some undesirable projects such as the 
Doyle Drive project. If you rebuild the Doyle Drive approach "as is" and without the additional 
lane there will be enough money to rebuild it. Mr. Rolfe suggested a congestion management 
charge that would be collected at the Golden Gate toll booth. That money should be split 
between Muni and Golden Gate. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 



BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

14. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(14.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claim against the MTA: 

A. Casmalia Resources Hazardous Waste Disposal Site vs. SFMTA, California Admin. 
Order on Consent, filed on 5/31/07 for $7,609.05 

B. Isaak Radomysiskiy vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #462892 filed on 4/30/07 for $12,000 

C. Susan Kojima vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #443715 filed on 8/4/05 for $15,000 

RESOLUTION 07-140 

(14.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, MIDNIGHT TO 10 A.M., MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - 15th Street, north side, between Florida and Bryant Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - AREA 2, 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - Townsend Street, south side, between 7th and 8th Streets. 

C. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 3, (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Masonic Avenue, east side, north 
of Turk Street. 

D. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONE - Post Street, south side, from Gough Street to 105 feet 
westerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - Post Street, south side, from Gough Street to 95 
feet easterly and Geary Boulevard, north side, from 84 feet to 1 04 feet west of 9th 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-141 

(14.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,805,760 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Bus 
Maintenance Facility and the purchase of AVL equipment. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 



RESOLUTION 07-142 

(14.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,438,590 of Caltrans' 
federal Safe Routes to School program funding for implementation of school area traffic calming 
projects in the vicinity of Jefferson Elementary School and in the vicinity of various Chinatown 
elementary schools. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and award letter.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-143 

(14.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $180,000 of RM-2 funds to 
engage in tasks necessary to complete the rollout of TransLink®, as well as coordinate and assist in 
the procurement of ticket vending machine and fare gate procurements. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, initial project report and opinion of counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-144 

(14.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve a bid call for Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 1387J: Contract 58 New Traffic Signals to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to install new traffic signals at the 6 intersections throughout San Francisco. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-145 

(14.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve a bid call for Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 0985J: Contract 32 Traffic Signal Modification to solicit bids from contractors 
qualified to upgrade existing traffic signals at 22 intersections throughout San Francisco. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-146 

(14.8) Authorizing the Purchaser to utilize the competitive procurement of San Mateo County 
Transit District to purchase six paratransit vans from El Dorado Bus Sales Inc/Creative Bus 
Sales, for an amount not to exceed $560,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial plan and waiver and release form.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-147 

(14.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the agreement with Booz Allen 
Hamilton to conduct the Regional Zonal Integrated Fare Study on behalf of the TransLink® 
Consortium for a contract term from September 10, 2007 to August 29, 2008 for an amount not 
to exceed $425,968. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
(Sonali Bose) 






RESOLUTION 07-148 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Mezey 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a new Transit Shelter Advertising 
Agreement with Clear Channel to provide design, installation, and maintenance and repair of 1,100 
to 1,500 transit shelters and up to 150 kiosks plus required payments to SFMTA for a 15-year term 
with an option for an additional five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

Tom Donahue, Senior Associate, Booz Allen & Hamilton presented a review of the Transit 
Shelter Contract and compared it to advertising contracts at other peer agencies. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rob Black, SF Chamber of Commerce, stated that for 20 years San Francisco has received 
benefits from a transit shelter contract and many public/private programs are supported by 
revenue received from the contract. Neighborhood commercial districts have been asking for 
more news racks which this contract will help fund. Prop G banned new billboards but it didn't 
ban these types of ads. Ads in the public right of way were specifically exempted. Muni bus ads 
and street furniture ads remain legal. Mr. Black urged the Board to approve the contract. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU-250A, expressed support for the contract. Mr. Lum noted that the 
SFMTA has lost $18 million of Prop 42 Spillover funds and this contract will help to continue to 
generate revenue that has been lost. It's important to keep fares low to serve passengers. 
Shelters without ads will be prone to graffiti. Mr. Lum added that Clear Channel needs to pay 
minimum wages to people who construct and clean the shelters. 

Marcie Keever, San Francisco Beautiful, stated that they are concerned about the contract 
provision that allows for 1 1 1 new kiosks and 250 new bus shelters. Advertising will spread to 
commercial and residential districts that are already cluttered with ads. Neighborhoods will have 
to fight them on case by case basis. Ms. Keever expressed concern about experimental ads, which 
will increase blight. Ms. Keever noted that 72% of the voters said no to billboards and urged the 



Board to reject the portion of the contract that relates to new billboards. 

Gil Castle, San Francisco Beautiful, stated that SF Beautiful was opposed to the contract. Voters 
don't want new billboards and the proposed contract would create close to 400 new mini 
billboards. Millions of dollars in revenue is attractive but the actual revenue from this contract is 
small amount as compared to total revenues for the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. 
Castle asked if we were selling ourselves short for a penny or two on the dollar. Mr. Castle 
urged the Board to table the contract until after the election to see what the voters have to say 
about the proposition on the November ballot. He requested that the RFP be reissued to confine 
it to existing shelters. 

Bill Hooper, President, Clear Channel Outdoor, stated that Clear Channel is excited about the 
opportunity to work with SFMTA. The contract is the most lucrative contract in the business. 
Mr. Hooper noted that once the shelter design is approved and manufactured they will replace 
approximately 20% per year. Paris and London have far more ads than in San Francisco and 
those cities aren't over-commercialized. He added that the money is not a drop in the bucket but 
is a guarantee of over $300 million over the course of 20 years. Clear Channel is committed to 
delivering a program worthy of San Francisco 

The Board recessed the regular meeting and convened the closed session. 

Director Shahum moved that the resolution be amended to include language that urges the Board 
of Supervisors to include change to the existing minimum wage ordinance into the final contract. 
The motion was seconded. 

On the motion to amend the resolution to urge the Board of Supervisors to include any change to 
the existing minimum wage ordinance into the final contract: 

AYES - Black, Nolan and Shahum 

NAYES - Din, Beach and McCray 

ABSENT - Mezey 
The amendment failed adoption. 
RESOLUTION 07-149 
On motion to approve the contract: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT -Mezey 



Director Black left the meeting. 

16. Presentation and Discussion of the Human Services Agency's Lifeline Fast Pass Program. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

John Murray, Senior Planning Analyst, Human Services Agency presented the Lifeline Fast Pass 
Program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Paul Hogarth, Tenderloin Lifeline Center, stated that they were conducting community outreach. 
The TLC has distributed approximately 6800 pamphlets. Approximately 300 people filled out 
the survey and an overwhelming number of the responses cite that people don't use the lifeline 
pass because it's not worth the $10 savings. Mr. Hogarth stated that he recommends that the 
Lifeline pass be set at $10. It can only be picked up at 2 locations which are not convenient for 
people. If pass was sold at more places it would generate more interest. 

Director Shahum requested that Mr. Hogarth present the results of their promotion efforts to the 
Board in six months. 

17. Presentation and Discussion of FY07 Year End Service Standards Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

This item was continued to the meeting of September 18. 

18. Approving an increase of $2,104,291 to the Parking Authority FY08 budget to support the 
Parking Authority interim management plan and hire additional staff. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, staffing plan and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the resolution listed an increase in the amount of $1,977,177 
which is the correct amount. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

The Board expressed concern about hiring internal staff until they had made a final decision 
about the governance structure. 

The Board unanimously agreed to amend the resolution to remove reference to the hiring of the 
five additional staff and to approve the remaining budget items as proposed. Board Secretary 
Boomer stated that staff would revise the figures in the resolution to reflect the amendment. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-150 



On motion to approve as amended to remove funds associated with the hiring of the five 
additional staff and approve the remaining budget items as proposed: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black and Mezey 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 







Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



09-1 3-07A1 1 :48 RCVD 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 7 1 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the coiner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-September 4, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and Discussion of FY07 Year End Service Standards Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

12. Approving and adopting the SFMTA FY08 goals. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and goals.) (Debra Johnson) 



13. Status Report on the Transportation Authority's Congestion Pricing Feasibility Studies. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Bond Yee) 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
SEP 2 7 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 






1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103- Tel: 415.701.4505* Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 
Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 14, the Transportation Authority's presentation 
regarding Congestion Management Feasibility Studies would be continued to the October 2 
meeting at the request of the Transportation Authority. 



6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Shahum requested information regarding the Board's request for an analysis of Prop's A 
and H and their impact on the SFMTA. Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff and Director of External 
Affairs stated that the memo would be completed in early October. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

1 






-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Rumi Ueno, Manager, 
Employee Relations, Human Resources Division; Shahnam Farhangi, Manager of Construction 
and Contract Administration, Transportation Planning and Development Division; Kermit 
Arnold, Rail Inspector, Green Division and Cecilia Martinez-Rios, Administrative Secretary, 
Building and Grounds, Overhead Lines and Infrastructure Maintenance. 

Mr. Ford stated that on Monday, Sept. 24, the SFMTA Board will hold a special workshop to 
focus on where the SFMTA is as an agency and to take a hard look at operational and other 
factors that influence how the SFMTA does business. This workshop is the official start to the 
FY09 budget cycle. 

Mr. Ford announced that the SFMTA has the honor of representing the city as the lead agency in 
the Combined Charities Campaign. The campaign will run from October 1 through the 31 st . 

The Autumn Moon Festival will be held Sept. 20 and 21 in Chinatown. The SFMTA will have a 
booth with bi-lingual staff who will provide information about the Central Subway Project, the 
Transit Effectiveness Project and other activities. 

The SFMTA launched a Pay by Cell Phone Pilot project on September 10 that will test the 
viability of using cell phones to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Pilot will last for 90 
days and staff will report the results of the pilot on conclusion. 

Mr. Ford reviewed the SFMTA's service for 49'er and Giants games held on Monday, September 
10. Both games started at 7:15 p.m. Customers for both games were cleared within one hour 
and there were no incidents or delays. 

E.D. Ford stated that Assembly Bill 101, which would allow the SFMTA to mount cameras on 
the front of our buses, has passed the State Senate and now heads to the Governor for 
consideration. These cameras will help catch illegal double-parkers that block traffic lanes. 
Staff is currently developing implementation plans including a pilot phase beginning in January 
2008. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Ethel Silverstein stated that she is disabled and walks with a cane. Since riding the new buses, 
she has had trouble getting on and off buses when there are no curbs. There are no handrails on 



the ramps. Bus drivers have refused to pull into the curb. She expressed hope that the new buses 
will have a "kneeler". 

Norman Rolfe referred to an e-mail that he sent to the Board regarding Doyle Drive. The 
Transportation Authority wants to install toll gates at the Golden Gate Bridge. The congested 
area is downtown and most people come from the Peninsula or the East Bay. Congestion pricing 
is in effect in other world cities. Doyle Drive is an ill conceived project. 

Barry Taranto expressed concern regarding if taxicabs would have to pay ticket for forward 
facing cameras. He suggested that closed sessions be held before or after the meeting. The 24 
line is inconsistent and taxicabs should be able to share the bus stop late at night. There were a 
line of illegal limousines on Ingerson after the 49'er game and there were no parking control 
officers to cite them. He would like to see one more PCO on duty during the evening hours to 
handle complaints. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and Discussion of FY07 Year End Service Standards Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

Jenniffer Hamilton, Chief Information Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rafael Cabrera, Executive Vice President, TWU-Local 250- A, stated that we are short by 100 
operators. We are thankful for the 60-80 new buses that were delivered. Things are working for 
the better but we need to realize that some of these reports give the wrong impression. 

Ethel Silverstein stated that safety is affected when people don't get their meals. If operators are 
hungry they should be able to eat. They have to have proper time to eat. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU-Local 250-A, stated that operator restrooms are a big issue. 
Facilities that are normally available for people who work in an office building aren't available 
for operators. They have tried to work with businesses at the end of the line but the city doesn't 
pay them on-time so those businesses don't think it's worth it. The SFMTA needs to re-look at 
schedules to make sure they're realistic with the current traffic patterns. Installing a permanent 
restroom takes time and nobody wants a restroom in front of their facility. 



Exec. Director/CEO Ford stated that staff would provide details to the Board regarding the 
number and location of current restroom facilities and what the SFMTA's plans are in the near 
future. 

12. Approving and adopting the SFMTA FY08 goals. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and goals.) (Debra Johnson) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-152 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

13. Status Report on the Transportation Authority's Congestion Pricing Feasibility Studies. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Bond Yee) 

This report was continued to the October 2 nd board meeting. 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:53 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 



Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:35 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session for a performance evaluation 
of the MTA's Executive Director. The Board took no action. 

1 6. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:37 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 413-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department ol 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Monday, September 24, 2007 

Casa de la Vista 

Building 271 Avenue of the Palms 

Treasure Island 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 7 200? 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Communications 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

6. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS MAY INCLUDE A STAFF REPORT AND/OR SLIDE PRESENTATION FOR 
ALL CALENDAR ITEMS. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR 
REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR NOT LATER THAN FRIDAY, 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

7. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA's FY07 Accomplishments. (Nathaniel Ford) 

8. Presentation and Discussion on MTA's unique operating and financial environment that 
impact costs, business practices and service delivery. (Sonali Bose) 

9. Presentation and Discussion of the status of the Transit Effectiveness Project including 
operations review and key service assessment findings. (Julie Kirschbaum) 

10. Presentation and Discussion of factors that influence achievement of On-Time Service 
Standards. (Sonali Bose and Ken McDonald) 

1 1. Status Report regarding the SFMTA's Capital Improvement Program. (Carter Rohan) 

12. Status Report regarding SFMTA information technology including an assessment of existing 
environment, current and future plans and organizational models. (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

13. Presentation and discussion of the SFMTA's Parking Meter Program including a recent audit 
of parking meters and current initiatives. (Sonali Bose) 



14. Presentation and Discussion of Fare Media Policy recommendations and ways to increase 
efficiency and reduce the number of fare media, and related costs. (Sonali Bose) 

1 5. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA's budget and process. (Sonali Bose) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held at Casa de la Vista, Building 271, 
Avenue of the Palms, on Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. The Accessible MUNI line serving this 
location is: 108-Treasure Island. For information about MUNI accessible services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated in 
the parking lot on Avenue of the Palms and the parking lot on California Street for mobility-impaired 
persons. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility'. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Monday, September 24, 2007 

Casa de la Vista 

Building 271 Avenue of the Palms 

Treasure Island 



SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 AM. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DP 
SEP 2 7 Z007 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBR.^ 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Vice Chairman Nolan called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. Vice Chairman Nolan stated that 
Chairman McCray would be joining the Board shortly. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. - absent at Roll Call 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices might be 
removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone 
interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

6. Public Comment 

Neal Patel, S.F. Bicycle Coalition, discussed a bicycle and pedestrian plan for Treasure Island that the 
SFBC has been working on with city departments. He stated that the SFBC is excited about making 
Treasure Island a model community of sustainability. They have reached out to the community to find 
out what people would like to see in a sustainable, bicycle-friendly environment. 

Howard Strassner stated that there are plans to develop condominiums on Treasure Island. The plan 
envisions keeping parking meter money and not paying the parking tax. The Sierra Club has warned 
against this hard line position and suggests that the 108-line be kept in business. The plan will use 

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money that should go to Muni to fund a ferry. Ferries consume ten times as much fuel per passenger 
mile than a bus and more than a car. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS MAY INCLUDE A STAFF REPORT AND/OR SLIDE PRESENTATION FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 
1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR NOT LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

7. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA's FY07 Accomplishments. (Nathaniel Ford) 
Executive Director/CEO Ford presented the report. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested information regarding future transit service for Treasure Island. 
Director Din requested information regarding deployment of the hybrid buses. 
Chairman McCray arrived. 
No public comment. 

8. Presentation and Discussion on MTA's unique operating and financial environment that impact 
costs, business practices and service delivery. (Sonali Bose) 

Bonnie Nelson, Nelson/Nygaard presented the report. 

Director Beach requested a copy of the cost allocation plan by mode. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe stated that Boston operates in a private right of way and in the median strips. 
Philadelphia and San Francisco operate the other way around. Transit in Los Angeles operates in a 
"right of way". Mr. Rolfe expressed concern about the costs associated with light rail. There may be 
some costs that are not directly related. Public transportation is looked down upon because of the 
power of the automobile and oil companies. Ridership on Geary justifies a light rail line. 

Howard Strassner stated that a higher percent of riders in San Francisco have a higher income than the 
rest of the country. The Board of Supervisors understands that cars cause congestion. If we can 
increase speed, we can move people more quickly but we need to do something about car congestion. 
On 19 th Ave ., there is talk about bus bulbs which means that buses won't have to fight cars to get back 
into the traffic lane. That idea should be considered for other streets. 



9. Presentation and Discussion of the status of the Transit Effectiveness Project including operations 
review and key service assessment findings. (Julie Kirschbaum) 

Julie Kirschbaum, Manager, Transit Effectiveness Project, presented the report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU-Local 250A, stated that morale is a problem anytime there is a change in 
management. Existing management isn't adequately trained to be supervisors, and they don't know 
how to treat people humanely. The same standards that apply to line staff should apply to 
management. On-Time Performance is an ongoing issue. We need to examine having running time. 
Having many different types of buses can hurt our ability to fix buses. Rear-door loading would cut 
down on dwell time and could increase on-time performance. 

Director Din requested that the Board be kept apprised of the issues discussed at the JLMB meetings. 

10. Presentation and Discussion of factors that influence achievement of On-Time Service Standards. 
(Sonali Bose and Ken McDonald) 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer and Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the report. 

No public comment. 

11. Status Report regarding the SFMTA's Capital Improvement Program. (Carter Rohan) 
Brenda Walker, Manager, Capital Asset Program presented the report. 
No public comment. 

12. Status Report regarding SFMTA information technology including an assessment of existing 
environment, current and future plans and organizational models. (Jenniffer Hamilton) 

Jenniffer Hamilton, Chief Information Officer, presented the report. 

No public comment. 

13. Presentation and discussion of the SFMTA's Parking Meter Program including a recent audit of 
parking meters and current initiatives. (Sonali Bose) 

Joanne Held, Controller's Office, and Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic presented the report. 

The Board requested a breakdown in passenger and commercial vehicle meter occupancy for various 
areas of town. 

Director Shahum requested that staff re-examine the "early bird pricing" program for public garages. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner stated that the revenue survey should include the cost of Parking Control Officers 
and hearing officers. It's a serious problem if more than one-third of the city's meters are filled by 
people using disabled placards. Mr. Strassner expressed support for increasing rates for special event 
parking. Parking meters should be in effect for more hours in the day. After 6:00 p.m. people can 
park on a city street for less than the cost of parking in a garage. 

14. Presentation and Discussion of Fare Media Policy recommendations and ways to increase 
efficiency and reduce the number of fare media, and related costs. (Sonali Bose) 

Diana Hammons, Manager, Revenue Dept, presented the report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner stated that changes to fare media has to be done in conjunction with "Proof of 
Payment. Both must be done together. 

Norm Rolfe stated that the New York City has multiple fare media. He suggested that the SFMTA not 
try to oversimplify their fare media as there may be good reasons to have a variety. 

15. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA's budget and process. (Sonali Bose) 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the report. 

Director Din requested information regard the cost of work orders from other city departments. 

No public comment. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness 
Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking andTraffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



09-27-07A11 :50 RCVD 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 2 7 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlctt Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
arc: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or 
services, to participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 
two business days prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and 
minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at 
(415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background materials for 
calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment 
will be taken on each item before or during consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 18, 2007 Regular Meeting 
-September 24, 2007 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sin Yee Mak and Yan Fang Huang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #450135 filed on 3/8/06 for $4,375 

B. Yellow Cab Coop. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800128 filed on 7/18/07 for $7,589.10 

C. State Farm Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #464318 filed on 6/14/07 for $8,313.23 

D. May Haggblom vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458878 filed on 12/19/06 for $15,000 

E. Allstate vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702927 filed on 5/10/07 for $16,702.50 

F. Michael McCrystal vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #450847 filed on 4/3/06 for $19,000 

G. Vernon Crawley vs. CCSF, Pre-litigation claim, no filing date for $30,306 

H. Bridgett Delgado vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #454494 filed on 7/25/06 for $75,000 
I. Charles Rambo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #441272 filed on 5/13/05 for $125,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Belgrave Avenue, both sides, from west of 
Stanyan Street to the eastern terminus. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 8 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Hill Street, both sides, between 
Guerrero and Valencia Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" - Fulton Street, north side, 
between 14th and 15th Avenues. 

D. RESCIND - VANPOOL PARKING ONLY, 6 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Van Ness xAvenue, east side, between McAllister Street and Grove Street. 

E. ESTABLISH -TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING - 5th Street, west side, from Harrison Street to 
120 feet southerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Holyoke Street, south side, from 
Ankeny Street to 120 feet easterly. 

G. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 3 (30-MINUTE AND 1-HOUR PARKING 
TIME LIMITS, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - La Playa Street, 
east side. 

H. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Mission Street, south side, from 1 1th Street to 120 feet 
westerly. 

I. EXTEND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Texas Street, east side, from 22nd 
Street to 20 feet northerly. 

J. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH - 

SIDEWALK WIDENING - Excelsior Avenue, both sides, from London Street to 15 feet 
easterly; Excelsior Avenue, south side, from Paris Street to 15 feet westerly; Excelsior 
Avenue, south side, from Lisbon Street to 15 feet westerly; and, Excelsior Avenue, both 
sides, from Madrid Street to 15 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $500,000 in funds from the 
San Francisco Foundation to develop a transportation plan for the Eastern Neighborhoods as set 
forth in the Scope of Work for the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan: Integrated Land 
Use/Transportation Planning. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and scope 
of work.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical for the SFMTA to contract for transit shelter advertising and 
maintenance services than to provide the same service with City employees for Fiscal Year 2008. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and analysis.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding 
between the SFMTA and the Port of San Francisco including obligations regarding revenue sharing 
and communications with Clear Channel. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and MOU.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Status Report on the Transportation Authority's Congestion Pricing Feasibility Studies. 
(Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.) (Bond Yee) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to release the Draft Short Range Transit Plan FY 
2008-2027 for public review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Central Subway Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a slide presentation.) (Carter Rohan) 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Ins. vs. CCSF, U.S. District Ct. #C061021 filed on 2/14/06 for services and 
equipment worth approximately $525,000 (City to receive) 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 !h Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Cameron Beach - with notification 

Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Beach, Black-absent). 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 24, 2007 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Beach, Black-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Shahum expressed appreciation to staff for the special workshop on Treasure Island. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

1 



-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Janelle Kessler, Information 
Technology System Engineering Manager; Leon Sorhondo, Officer, San Francisco Police 
Department; Cyndia Chambers, Program Manager, Operator Training Unit; and Frank Shreve, 
Stationery Engineer, Woods Division 

The 23 rd Annual Safe Driver Awards Banquet takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at the SF 
Marriott Hotel. This event acknowledges operators who have achieved 15 or more years without 
an accident. 315 Operators have achieved this distinction. 123 Operators have had no accidents 
between 15 and 18 years; 132 are between 19 and 24 years and 60 operators have surpassed 25 
years without an accident. 

The Pay by Cell Phone Pilot is in full swing. Zipidy Inc. began its pay-by-cell phone service at 
the Pierce/Lombard St. lot on September 27, 2007. All three vendors are live in three test areas. 
Mayor Newsom held a press conference at West Portal metered parking lot on September 28 . 

We anticipate another successful Walk to School day on Oct. 3. Our School Safety Program will 
coordinate the schools' participation with logistics, posters, flyers and volunteers. Over 20 
schools will participate and 20 SFMTA volunteers will help with 1 1 schools which have formal 
events. 

Director Shahum requested that the City Attorney discuss their advice regarding the SFMTA 
Board's request to provide the impacts of Prop A and H on the SFMTA. Chief of Staff/Director 
of External Affairs Debra Johnson stated that she would request Ms. Friedlander respond at the 
next meeting. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner stated that cyclists who cross intersections across a red light endanger 
pedestrians. The Mayor's office, public officials and the MTA Board have done nothing to 
address this problem. The police are fed up with cyclists who violate the law. Cyclists should be 
required to have licenses and they should be fined for traffic violations. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 



CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Sin Yee Mak and Yan Fang Huang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #450135 filed on 3/8/06 for $4,375 

B. Yellow Cab Coop. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800128 filed on 7/18/07 for $7,589.10 

C. State Farm Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #464318 filed on 6/14/07 for $8,313.23 

D. May Haggblom vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458878 filed on 12/19/06 for $15,000 

E. Allstate vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702927 filed on 5/10/07 for $16,702.50 

F. Michael McCrystal vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #450847 filed on 4/3/06 for $19,000 

G. Vernon Crawley vs. CCSF, Pre-litigation claim, no filing date for $30,306 

H. Bridgett Delgado vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #454494 filed on 7/25/06 for $75,000 
I. Charles Rambo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #441272 filed on 5/13/05 for $125,000 

RESOLUTION 07-153 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 



A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Belgrave Avenue, both sides, from west of 
Stanyan Street to the eastern terminus. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 
AM - 8 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Hill Street, both sides, between 
Guerrero and Valencia Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" - Fulton Street, north side, 
between 14th and 15th Avenues. 

D. RESCIND - VANPOOL PARKING ONLY, 6 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Van Ness Avenue, east side, between McAllister Street and Grove Street. 

E. ESTABLISH -TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING - 5th Street, west side, from Harrison Street to 
120 feet southerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Holyoke Street, south side, from 
Ankeny Street to 120 feet easterly. 



G. RESCIND - PARKING METERS, AREA NO. 3 (30-MINUTE AND 1-HOUR PARKING 
TIME LIMITS, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - La Playa Street, 
east side. 

H. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Mission Street, south side, from 1 1th Street to 120 feet 
westerly. 

I. EXTEND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Texas Street, east side, from 22nd 
Street to 20 feet northerly. 

J. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH - 

SIDEWALK WIDENING - Excelsior Avenue, both sides, from London Street to 15 feet 
easterly; Excelsior Avenue, south side, from Paris Street to 1 5 feet westerly; Excelsior 
Avenue, south side, from Lisbon Street to 1 5 feet westerly; and, Excelsior Avenue, both 
sides, from Madrid Street to 1 5 feet westerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-154 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $500,000 in funds from the 
San Francisco Foundation to develop a transportation plan for the Eastern Neighborhoods as set 
forth in the Scope of Work for the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan: Integrated Land 
Use/Transportation Planning. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and scope 
of work.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-155 

(10.4) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination 
that it is more economical for the SFMTA to contract for transit shelter advertising and 
maintenance services than to provide the same service with City employees for Fiscal Year 2008. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and analysis.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-156 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding 
between the SFMTA and the Port of San Francisco including obligations regarding revenue sharing 
and communications with Clear Channel. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and MOU.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-157 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



ABSENT - Black and Beach 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Status Report on the Transportation Authority's Congestion Pricing Feasibility Studies. 
(Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.) (Bond Yee) 

Tilly Chang, Deputy Director, Planning and Elizabeth Bent, Senior Transportation Planner with 
the Transportation Authority presented the report. 

Director Shahum requested information regarding the legislative authority needed for the UPP 
grant. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe stated that congestion pricing is good idea but 100% of the money should be used 
for public transit and none should go for highway improvements. Doyle Drive is a long way 
from downtown. The Bay Bridge is the logical candidate for congestion pricing because it's 
close to downtown. The program should be put where most of the people are. Caltrans is doing 
seismic retrofitting on Doyle Drive so it's not in danger of falling down. There are more 
accidents on the Bayshore and Eastshore freeways and on the Nimitz than on Doyle Drive. 

Bob Planthold stated that the report links two separate issues. The stakeholders listed in the 
report may not have taken a position on both issues. The boundaries of Doyle Drive need to be 
clarified. Mr. Planthold asked if people who exit onto 19 th Ave. would be required to pay the 
congestion management fee. He also sought information regarding whether National Park 
Service employees who travel across the bridge will they be charged. He stated that the Golden 
Gate Bridge Board doesn't have title to Doyle Drive and questioned how they could charge 
money for a project that they have no authority over. 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to release the Draft Short Range Transit Plan FY 
2008-2027 for public review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-158 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Black and Beach 



13. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Central Subway Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a slide presentation.) (Carter Rohan) 

John Funghi, Project Manager, Central Subway Project, presented the report. 

Director Shahum requested that staff provide additional information regarding projected 
operating impacts on the rest of the system. 

Chairman McCray requested that staff stay in touch with seniors and people with disabilities. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that when the Senior Action Network was presented with the project, the 
project didn't include Option 3B. What is the physical distance between the two stations? What 
would be the reduction in walking time with moving sidewalks? Many constituencies will find 
that a four minute walk to transfer will want to make that transfer. 

Chairman McCray recessed the MTA Board meeting at 3:54 p.m. and convened the meeting of 
the Parking Authority Commission. 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Beach, Black-absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: WilDin 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Cameron Beach - with notification 

Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 



Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Ins. vs. CCSF, U.S. District Ct. #C061021 filed on 2/14/06 for services and 
equipment worth approximately $525,000 (City to receive) 

RESOLUTION 07-159 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT - Beach and Black 

Also present: John Kennedy, Deputy City Attorney 

Kristine Poplawski, Deputy City Attorney 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Admimstrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
MTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:12 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Travelers Insurance 
vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case (Beach, Black- 
absent.) The Board also met in closed session to discuss the performance evaluation of the 
Executive Director/CEO. The Board took no action regarding the performance evaluation. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 



On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Beach, Black- 
absent.) 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, October 16, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



10-1 2-07 A09 : ; 1 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
( ioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
( enter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or 
services, to participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 
two business days prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and 
minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at 
(415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background materials for 
calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfinta.com/mtab . Public comment 
will be taken on each item before or during consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
viokt.on of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 2, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Constantino Peralta vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800169 filed on 7/23/07 for $6,500 

B. Farad Moshkani vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #703332 filed on 7/02/07 for $7,500 

C. Justin Wattenbarger vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #454200 filed on 7/17/06 for $28,000 

D. Felipa Rodriguez/Blanca Wilson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #439626 filed on 6/12/07 for $90,000 

E. Garrett and Stacy Turner vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453551 filed on 6/27/06 for $95,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. INSTALL - SPEED CUSHION - Santa Clara Avenue, between St Francis Boulevard 
and Monterey Boulevard. 

B. INSTALL - SPEED HUMP - Yerba Buena Avenue, between Santa Clara and Santa Paula 
Avenues. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 
23rd and 24th Streets 

D. ESTABLISH - COMPACT VEHICLES ONLY - 1608 Treat Avenue, west side, from 5 
feet to 12.5 feet north of the north property line of 1651 Treat Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 from RTIP funds 
allocated by the California Transportation Commission for the Addison and Digby Traffic Circle 
Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 of RM-2 funds to 
conduct a study analyzing how to improve traffic patterns on the southern side of the Balboa Park 
BART station where the Interstate 280 freeway intersects with Geneva Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, project report and Opinion of Counsel.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

(10.5) Approving the Request for Proposals and Bids for the selection of a single professional 
parking management firm for the combined management of the Sutter Stockton and the Union 
Square Garages, and authorizes its release by the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking 
Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, draft contract and RFP.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Accepting a gift of the construction of a traffic signal system at Third and Stevenson 
Streets; reimbursement of all costs to design, construct and maintain the system for its useful life 
from the 765 Market Street Center Association. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Status report on the SF go Project and the Urban Partnership Grant. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and slide presentation.) (Bond Yee) 

12. Amending the current Advertising Policy to clarify that the Policy applies to all advertising 
authorized under MTA contracts, except as otherwise stated in the Policy with respect to 
impairment of contracts. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and policy.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - 1 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 941 03 • Tel: 41 5.701 .4505 • Fax: 41 5.701 .4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Leah Shahum 

Absent: Tom Nolan - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause 
microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Nolan-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer that Item 10.5, Authorizing the issuance of an RFP for the Union Square 
and Sutter Stockton Garages, was severed at the request of members of the public. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

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Exec. Director Ford announced that U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters was 
in San Francisco to see the SFgo project. The SFMTA's $20m Smart Parking initiative is a 
component of the US DOT's Urban Partnership Program grant awarded to San Francisco this past 
August. 

On Monday, October 8, at APTA's Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, SFMTA was 
awarded the Ad Wheel Grand Prize in the Print category, Group 4 (over 30 million passenger trips 
annually). The winning entry was our new Cable Car poster series. 

This afternoon the full Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the Transit Shelter Maintenance and 
Advertising Agreement with Clear Channel. SFMTA staff has negotiated a number of changes to 
contract since it approved by the MTA Board. The agreement now has the most up-to-date 
language with respect to prevailing wages, the Minimum Compensation Ordinance, and the First 
Source Hiring Program. Language was added to further reinforce the ban on alcohol advertising by 
including a provision to apply liquidated damages for violations. Finally additional language will 
be included related to the potential Bicycle Sharing Program and the Canopy Entry project. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Andy Thomley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), stated that we're 16 months into the 
injunction preventing us from implementing physical improvements for bicycles. The Senior 
Action Network campaign to get people to walk their bikes on the sidewalk is impolite and 
dangerous. There is an effective campaign on the backs of buses warning bicyclists about hazards. 
The SFBC is involved in getting info out to everyone using the road. 

Norman Rolfe stated that the Transportation Authority is holding a workshop regarding congestion 
management pricing. The Transportation Authority is redirecting substantial funds from public 
transit. Mr. Rolfe distributed a paper discussing a proposal for congestion pricing in San Francisco. 
He stated that any fee should be collected at the perimeter of the central business district and should 
be used only to fund public transit. 

Barry Taranto stated that the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District should be 
convinced to collect an extra dollar to retrofit Doyle Drive. Mr. Taranto stated that had asked for a 
copy of the board packet. The police should enforce diamond lanes during commute hours. 
Temporary cab stands at special events don't come to fruition. The Oracle event is next month. 
The Board should get a presentation. Last year taxis couldn't provide proper service. With regard 
to construction permits, the SFMTA needs to charge greater fees or have better enforcement 
because it's a great inconvenience to the public. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted upon 
by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the 
Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Constantino Peralta vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800169 filed on 7/23/07 for $6,500 

B. Farad Moshkani vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #703332 filed on 7/02/07 for $7,500 

C. Justin Wattenbarger vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #454200 filed on 7/17/06 for $28,000 

D. Felipa Rodriguez/Blanca Wilson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #439626 filed on 6/12/07 for $90,000 

E. Garrett and Stacy Turner vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #453551 filed on 6/27/06 for $95,000 

RESOLUTION 07-161 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. INSTALL - SPEED CUSHION - Santa Clara Avenue, between St Francis Boulevard 
and Monterey Boulevard. 

B. INSTALL - SPEED HUMP - Yerba Buena Avenue, between Santa Clara and Santa Paula 
Avenues. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Church Street, both sides, between 23rd and 
24th Streets 

D. ESTABLISH - COMPACT VEHICLES ONLY - 1608 Treat Avenue, west side, from 5 feet 
to 12.5 feet north of the north property line of 1651 Treat Avenue. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 C was removed from the agenda at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the permit area should be between Elizabeth and 23 ld . There's a taxi stand 
and meters on the south side of the block. Mr. Taranto expressed concern about the need for better 

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enforcement of the taxi zone in the area. Mr. Taranto stated that he makes five or six phone calls 
per week to report people who parking there. 

Bond Yee stated that the item was a routine expansion of an existing permit area that was requested 
by a majority of the residents. The intent is to give high priority to residents so they can park closer 
to their homes and would be a disincentive to commuters. By establishing the residential permit 
area, there is likely to be more parking enforcement. 

RESOLUTION 07-162 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 C: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

ABSENT - Nolan 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 from RTTP funds 
allocated by the California Transportation Commission for the Addison and Digby Traffic Circle 
Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-163 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 of RM-2 funds to 
conduct a study analyzing how to improve traffic patterns on the southern side of the Balboa Park 
BART station where the Interstate 280 freeway intersects with Geneva Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, project report and Opinion of Counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-164 

(10.5) Approving the Request for Proposals and Bids for the selection of a single professional 
parking management firm for the combined management of the Sutter Stockton and the Union Square 
Garages, and authorizes its release by the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, draft contract and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.5 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Spencer Sechler, CityPark, expressed concern with the RFP and submitted a letter which outlines 
their issues. The RFP would exclude many parking garage companies from submitting a bid. The 
RFP is unfair to smaller local and minority firms because it requests certain financial reports. Current 
hotel parking is at risk and need to be "grandfathered" in. Mr. Sechler requested that the Board stop 
the process, get input from the parking community and not prevent outstanding companies from 
competing. 



Jim 1 lomback, Ampco Parking, stated that he shares the previous speaker's concerns and would like 
opportunity to meet with staff. He expressed the understanding that an outside consultant helped put 
the RFP together who may not be familiar with local practices. We have issues regarding providing 
corporate federal and state returns. Providing audited returns are a reasonable requirement but three 
years worth of returns is overkill. We don't want to be precluded from competing because of 
proximity. 

Anson Lee, Corporate Manager, Uptown Parking Corporation stated that his company currently 
operates both garages. They worked closely with the SFMTA and the city attorney's office on the 
language. Mr. Lee stated that the intent of Section 8.7 was to disclose bidders who manage garages 
nearby but it wasn't intended to exclude them from this contract. The RFP was not meant to exclude 
small businesses from participating. 

On motion to continue the item, conduct a review with interested parties in the industry and return the 
item to the MTA Board: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

NAYES - Din 

ABSENT -Nolan 

(10.6) Accepting a gift of the construction of a traffic signal system at Third and Stevenson Streets; 
reimbursement of all costs to design, construct and maintain the system for its useful life from the 765 
Market Street Center Association. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 
(Bond Yee) 

Item 10.6 was removed from the agenda at the request of the public. 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic, provided the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that there is a mid-block crosswalk in front of the Museum of Modern Art. This 
modification will create traffic problems. A signal may help for a few hours per day but it may 
impact Muni. The proposal needs to be fleshed out more or be subject to a public hearing. There 
have been five accidents at the location since 2001. 

Kenneth Paige, Four Seasons Homeowners Association, stated that this item is important not just for 
the Four Seasons but also for the large public garage on Stevenson St. and other commercial 
businesses. This street is the entrance for the Jewish Museum and the Mexican Museum, and used for 
deliveries to the Westin Hotel and others. It's dangerous to make turns and during certain hours of 
the day cars can't exit. 



Rafael Cabrera, TWU Local 250-A stated that four bus lines and on-time performance would be 
affected by this traffic signal. Mr. Cabrera expressed appreciation for the gift but the SFMTA has to 
look at how to increase bus service rather than decrease bus service. 

Sean Jeffries stated that as traffic on Third Street has increased there have been an increased number 
of traffic incidents. It is difficult for emergency services to get to that part of town. Visitors to the 
Museum and church attendees are blocked in and pedestrians who attempt to cross Stevenson St. 
are at risk. Mr. Jeffries requested the Board's consideration for approval. 

Zain Azzghayer stated that he has a store at the corner. The corner is a nightmare. There are many 
incidents at that intersection. There are fights every day. Allowing this turn won't interfere with 
buses because the buses stop at the corner. 

On motion to approve Item 10.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black and Mezey 

NAYES - Beach, Shahum, Din and McCray 

ABSENT - Nolan 

The motion failed adoption. 

The Board requested that staff prepare an in depth analysis of the area including the current and 
future demand and the impact on Muni operations and safety and return the item for consideration at 
a future meeting. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.2, 10.5 and 10.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Shahum 

ABSENT - Nolan 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Status report on the SF go Project and the Urban Partnership Grant. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and slide presentation.) (Bond Yee) 

Cheryl Liu, Manager, S¥go presented the report. 

Director Shahum expressed interest in receiving the report on the 9 th and Howard Pedestrian study 
when it becomes available and urged staff to use as much money as possible for transit priority. 



I )i rector Beach requested that we find a way to provide signal priority for SFPD vehicles in addition 
to the SFFD vehicles. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe stated that the Doyle Drive project is included because the San Francisco County 
Transportation Authority and Metropolitan Transportation Commission requested that it be included. 
This money is not just for San Francisco. It's for the whole Bay Area. Other counties won't let their 
projects fall through because of the Doyle Drive project. Mr. Rolfe urged the MTA Board to urge 
MTC and the SFCTA to reconsider the Doyle Drive project. 

12. Amending the current Advertising Policy to clarify that the Policy applies to all advertising 
authorized under MTA contracts, except as otherwise stated in the Policy with respect to 
impairment of contracts. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and policy.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-165 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey and Shahum 

ABSENT - Nolan 

Executive Director Ford announced that the Board of Supervisors approved the Transit Shelter 
Advertising Contract on a vote of nine in favor to one opposed. 



ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:17 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the 
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the 
Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 
or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



Tuesday, November 6, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



11-01 -07 A 1 1 :53 RCVD 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - 1 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I he Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
CJoodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
arc: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the coiner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http : //www . s fmta . c om/cms/emta/mtaindx . htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 16, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Update on the Paratransit Debit Card Project 

-Report on Central Subway public meetings 

-Report on TEP community meetings 

-Halloween Service 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 



upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Evelyn Mancha & Ameriprise vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #703238 filed on 6/19/07 for $5,634.82 

B. Susan Fromm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800350 filed on 8/13/07 for $7,500 

C. Amalia Orozco de Carillo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702218 filed on 2/26/07 for $16,500 

D. Jean Soo Hoo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. 44521 1, filed on 9/27/05 for $22,000 

E. Debra Strout vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449689 filed on 2/22/06 for $97,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME and ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
PARKING ANYTIME - Bromley Place, north and south sides. 

B. RESCIND - DIAGONAL (30-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING and ESTABLISH 
PARALLEL PARKING- Geneva Avenue, both sides, between London and Paris Streets. 

C. PARKING METER AREA NO. 3, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY, 1-HR TIME LIMIT - EXTENSION - Paris Street, west side, from 77 feet 
to 97 feet southerly and London Street, west side, from 40 feet to 60 feet northerly. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza from 
November 15, 2007 through January 15, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $10 million of Federal 
Highway Administration Value Pricing Pilot Program funds; $10 million of Transportation, 
Community, and System Preservation Program funds, $58 million in FTA Bus and Bus-Related 
Facilities Discretionary Grant Program and $19.5 million in Regional Measure 2 and other local 
funds; authorizing a variable pricing strategy including Special Event Pricing, Peak Demand 
Pricing and Market Based Pricing to achieve 85%-90% occupancy of off-street and on-street 
parking; and authorizing the use of $1.6 million in funds under the Value Pricing Pilot Program 
for pre-implementation purposes. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
application, agreement and budget.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Accepting a gift of the construction of a traffic signal system at Third and Stevenson Streets; 
reimbursement of all costs to design, construct and maintain the system for its useful life from 
the 765 Market Street Center Association. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



13. Public hearing on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Draft FY 2008-2027 
Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Carter Rohan) 

14. Informational Presentation regarding SFMTA-BART Interagency Agreements. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

15. Approving the Agreement between the Municipal Transportation Agency and the Parking 
Authority for the administration of Parking Authority Facilities by which the SFMTA shall 
perform administrative services and provide staff and resources to the Parking Authority and the 
Parking Authority Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $181,280 of RM-2 funds to 
conduct a study analyzing potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements north of the Balboa 
Park BART station along Ocean Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, project report and opinion of counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting 
2:00 P.M. 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NUV 1 5 2C37 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum- absent at Roll Call 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2007 meeting: unanimously approved 
(Absent - Black, Shahum.) 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Director Nolan requested additional information regarding cost allocation by peak day and hour 
and by revenue hour and mile. 

Director Shahum arrived. 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

- Special Recognition Award 

- Update on the Paratransit Debit Card Project 

- Report on Central Subway public meetings 

- Report on TEP community meetings 

- Halloweeen Service 

- Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Karen Liu, Senior Revenue 
Collections Receiver, MTA Finance Division; Chimmy Lee, Graphic Designer, External Affairs 
Division; Danny Thompson, Transit Manager, acting Superintendent at Muni's Flynn Division; and 
Toon Mao, Stationery Engineer, Muni's Cable Car Division. 

Deputy Chief Antonio Parra reviewed the SFMTA's activities on Halloween. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that the SFMTA was pleased to announce the appointment of Don Gee to 
the position of Deputy Director of Bus Operations and Maintenance. Mr. Gee is responsible for all 
bus service delivery, street operations and fleet appearance. 

Mr. Ford noted that the SFMTA had recently concluded TEP community workshops. Over 200 
people attended those workshops. Information regarding the TEP was provided in multiple formats 
in an effort to provide detailed information about the system. The TEP will draw upon the input 
received as they draft recommendations. 

Mr. Ford stated that on October 17th, an important milestone for the New Central Subway Project 
Pleased was reached with the completion of the draft EIS/EIR. The City is holding community 
meetings and various city commissions will hold public hearings to discuss the draft document. 

Shahnam Farhangi, acting Deputy Director, Transportation Development, presented an update on the 
Paratransit Debit Card. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bruce Oka stated that the Paratransit Debit Card contract has been a long time in coming. 
Congratulations to the project team for getting it done quickly. Hopefully we'll be able to roll out a 
demonstration next year. The community has been waiting since 1998. While it took longer than 
promised, something is going now. 

Barry Taranto expressed support for the program because of the fraud that currently exists. People 
need this program and they need to have inexpensive cab rides to get to where they want to go. The 
San Francisco Airport has asked taxicabs to use credit cards. Mr. Taranto expressed appreciation to 
Hansu Kim. Mr. Taranto added that the SFMTA needs to make sure that cab drivers know how to 
use the system. One possible problem is the issue of tips. There has been no discussion regarding 



how and if a tip is going to be built into the program. 

Jim Gillespie, San Francisco Taxi Association, expressed appreciation for the paratransit debit card 
project. The taxi industry supports the project. It has been a positive, forward moving experience all 
the way through and the industry is looking forward to implementation of the project. It will benefit 
the taxicab and paratransit industries. 

Director Shahum requested that the October 29th memo regarding information display pilot projects 
be agendized for discussion at the next meeting. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the report. He requested that the CAC be included in the 
demonstration of the information display pilot projects. Communications with passengers is of 
particular interest to the CAC. Chairman Murphy reviewed the CAC recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

Supervisor Bevan Dufty expressed appreciation for the SFMTA's work on Halloween. San 
Francisco wanted to provide a safe civic event. Supervisor Dufty commended the SFMTA for their 
hard work. He stated that the achievements of this year provided a framework to reinvent the event 
in safe manner. Legislation has been introduced that will create an Office of Special Events. 

Barry Taranto stated that he hasn't seen the plans for traffic control and taxis for Oracle World. 
Announcements should be made on television and radio every day. Mr. Taranto expressed concern 
regarding implementation. People who implement the plans don't care as much. The SFMTA 
should make one lane a "Right Turn Only" lane at Third and Market. Mr. Taranto stated that he 
hasn't seen a citation report in months nor has he seen an update on staffing levels. White zone 
enforcement is bad around downtown hotels. 

Bob Planthold stated that there is an epidemic of work-related charter buses from Google, Pay Pal 
and E-Bay that use SFMTA bus stops and prevent accessible buses from using the stops. This 
happens at 8 th & Market, Gough & Sacramento, Union & Fillmore, 24 th & Church and 24 th & 
Guerrero. A compromise in Noe Valley which allows a Google bus to use taxi zone puts pedestrians 
at risk. The SFMTA should think seriously about how charter buses are affecting the safety of Muni 
service. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY 
THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Evelyn Mancha & Ameriprise vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #703238 filed on 6/19/07 for $5,634.82 

B. Susan Fromm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800350 filed on 8/13/07 for $7,500 

C. Amalia Orozco de Carillo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702218 filed on 2/26/07 for $16,500 

D. Jean Soo Hoo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. 44521 1, filed on 9/27/05 for $22,000 

E. Debra Strout vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #449689 filed on 2/22/06 for $97,500 

RESOLUTION 07-166 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME and ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
PARKING ANYTIME - Bromley Place, north and south sides. 

B. RESCIND - DIAGONAL (30-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING and ESTABLISH 
PARALLEL PARKING- Geneva Avenue, both sides, between London and Paris Streets. 

C. PARKING METER AREA NO. 3, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY, 1-HR TIME LIMIT - EXTENSION - Paris Street, west side, from 77 feet 
to 97 feet southerly and London Street, west side, from 40 feet to 60 feet northerly. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-167 

(10.3) Approving the designation of seven street-artists selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza from 
November 15, 2007 through January 15, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

RESOLUTION 07-168 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 



ABSENT - Black 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $10 million of Federal 
Highway Administration Value Pricing Pilot Program funds; $10 million of Transportation, 
Community, and System Preservation Program funds, $58 million in FTA Bus and Bus-Related 
Facilities Discretionary Grant Program and $19.5 million in Regional Measure 2 and other local 
funds; authorizing a variable pricing strategy including Special Event Pricing, Peak Demand 
Pricing and Market Based Pricing to achieve 85%-90% occupancy of off-street and on-street 
parking; and authorizing the use of $1.6 million in funds under the Value Pricing Pilot Program 
for pre-implementation purposes. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
application, agreement and budget.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 07-169 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Black 

12. Accepting a gift of the construction of a traffic signal system at Third and Stevenson Streets; 
reimbursement of all costs to design, construct and maintain the system for its useful life from 
the 765 Market Street Center Association. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated there hasn't been any analysis done that shows that the signal is needed. 
Third Street is a mess and adding a traffic signal won't make it any better. There are other 
solutions. He added that moving this forward may create unintended consequences that may 
affect Muni. Mr. Taranto asked for further study on this item. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 250- A, stated that TWU had had questions about the item at 
the last meeting. This is a heavily traveled corridor and traffic is a big concern for operators. 
Mr. Lum stated that TWU met with Bond Yee and requested that the lights be timed to allow 
buses to go through. TWU supports this action. 

Norm Rolfe expressed concern that passengers will be delayed or inconvenienced by car drivers 
or people using the hotel. Transit should be given priority in this case. Mr. Rolfe stated that he 
would like to see more analysis. 



RESOLUTION 07-170 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
ABSENT - Black 

13. Public hearing on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Draft FY 2008-2027 
Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Carter Rohan) 

Darton Ito, Manager, Capital System Planning, presented the report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold called attention to an ongoing project, the G-line to Golden Gate Park. The Muni 
Accessibility Advisory Committee and the Paratransit Coordinating Council have repeatedly 
commented on this. The ADA states that all stops on any new line must be accessible. This 
project will require construction of concrete wayside platforms at every stop which will require 
the removal of curbside parking and cutback of sidewalks at a horrendous additional expense. 
Unless these costs are acknowledged, the wording in the SRTP paints an inaccurate picture. 

Chairman McCray closed public comment. 

14. Informational Presentation regarding SFMTA-BART Interagency Agreements. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, and Pam LAST NAME, Manager, BART Financial 
Planning, presented the report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that if you approve the agreements, people without a fast pass will be left 
adrift. Mr. Planthold stated that he has been advocating for disabled users since before his 
children were born. This is a generational issue that has lagged on. The Board of Supervisors 
has stopped agreements before because people with disabilities were being left out. Mr. 
Planthold stated that he would cause a delay with these agreements in order to get an agreement 
for people with disabilities. 

Bruce Oka stated that it's disconcerting that he could die before people with disabilities get the 
ability to use BART. He expressed hope that people with disabilities are included in the 
planning and negotiation of these agreements. He stated that nobody has listened to the 
community regarding this need since 1983. Mr. Oka asked when paratransit is going to be part 



of Translink and expressed the desire for one pass for use on all transit properties. He noted that 
the SFMTA sells BART tickets at SFMTA outlets but BART doesn't sell Muni fare media at 
theirs. 

15. Approving the Agreement between the Municipal Transportation Agency and the Parking 
Authority for the administration of Parking Authority Facilities by which the SFMTA shall 
perform administrative services and provide staff and resources to the Parking Authority and the 
Parking Authority Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum moved that the agreement be amended to delete "upon 180 days written notice" 
regarding the effective date and term on page 7 of the Parking Authority-SFMTA Agreement. 

No public comment. 

On the motion to amend the agreement to delete "upon 180 days written notice": 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ABSENT -Black 

RESOLUTION 07-171 

On motion to approve the item as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

NAYES- McCray 

ABSENT -Black 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $181,280 of RM-2 funds to 
conduct a study analyzing potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements north of the Balboa 
Park BART station along Ocean Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, project report and opinion of counsel.) (Sonali Bose) 

Director Shahum recused herself from participating in the calendar item due to a conflict of 
interest. 

RESOLUTION 07-172 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

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RECUSED - Shahum 

ABSENT -Black 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:36 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NUV 1 5 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7" Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 « Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or 
services, to participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 
two business days prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and 
minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at 
(415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background materials for 
calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 Floor 
during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfinta.coni/mtab . Public comment 
will be taken on each item before or during consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-November 6, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 
-Prop. A Implementation 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 



A. Stephanie Schempp vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC6457754 filed on 11/8/06 for $4,335 

B. King Hong Chow vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800580 filed on 9/1 1/07 for $6,510.65 

C. Queenie Cheng vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #451003 filed on 4/7/06 for $12,500 

D. Mary Josephine Kahn, vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #452032 filed on 5/8/06 for $19,500 

E. CCSF vs. Tan Huynh, Superior Ct. #4436844 filed on 12/6/04 for $287,000 (City to receive) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING, 7AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 1, 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT - Townsend Street, north side, from 
4th Street to 130 feet westerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - 16th and Vermont Streets; 7th and Mission Bay 
Drive; and, 4th and 16th Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - STREET CLOSURE - 6th Street, south of Channel Street 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Mint Street, east side, 
from Mission Street to Jessie Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Mint Street, 
west side, from Mission Street to 1 1 5 feet northerly. 

F. INSTALL - SIDEWALK BULBOUTS - Persia Avenue at Paris Street, on the southwest 
and northeast corners 

G. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - 2nd Street, west side, from South Park 
Avenue to 1 5 feet 

H. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA 3 AND ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT 

PARKING AREA "I," 2 HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - 19th, 20th and 21st Streets, both sides, between Capp Street and South 

Van Ness Avenue. 
I. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA 3 AND ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL 

PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY) - 14th Street, both sides, from Valencia Street to 80 feet westerly. 
J. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ON MONSTER PARK EVENT DAYS- 

Gilman Avenue, south side, from Third Street to 121 feet easterly and Jennings Street, 

west side, from Gilman Avenue to 12 feet southerly. 
K. RESCIND - ONE-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Fulton Street, north side, from Masonic Avenue to Central Avenue and 

Masonic Avenue, east side, from Fulton Street to McAllister Street. 
L. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Fulton Street, south side, from Masonic Avenue to 245 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Union Street, south side, 

between the driveways of 1227-31 and 1233-35 Union Street. (Explanatory documents 

include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend annual grants from the 
Transportation Security Administration through FY2010 in amounts ranging from $120,000 to 
$130,000 annually to continue the SFMTA's canine bomb detection program. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $50,000 in Regional Signal 
Timing Program funds for optimizing signal timing plans for traffic signals in and around the 
Third Street Light Rail Line. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 7 to the Paratransit 
Broker Agreement with ATC to extend the Agreement for up to six months, through September 
30, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

(10.6) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. 1220, Muni 
Traction Power Station E and Richmond Substations Upgrade Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. CS-105, Independent Safety Consultant Services for the 
Advanced Train Control System and approving closeout of the contract with Lea + Elliott. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 First Quarter Financial Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report. (Sonali Bose) 

12. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 First Quarter Citation Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report. (Antonio Parra) 

13. Approving Amendment #1 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and County of San Francisco and Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. to increase Mr. Ford's base salary 
by an amount not less than the Consumer Price Index for the Bay Area and approving an 
incentive compensation bonus for FY2006 and FY2007 by an amount not to exceed ten percent 
of Mr. Ford's base salary. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and draft 
amendment.) (Roberta Boomer) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 
ADDENDUM 






NOVEMBER 20, 2007 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
Immediately following the Regular Meeting 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

BOARD SECRETARY 

NOV 2 1 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,h Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 
(a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. CCSF vs. Tan Huynh, Superior Ct. #4436844 filed on 12/6/04 for $287,000 (City to receive) 

NOTE: Item 10.1 E was removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion in closed session. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



Regular Meeting and Closed Session 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
NOV 2 9 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2007: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Chairman McCray introduced Robin Reitzes who would serve as deputy city attorney for the 
meeting. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10.5, the Paratransit Broker Contract Amendment #7, 
had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. She also noted that an addendum was 
posted on Friday to hold a closed session to discuss the CCSF vs. Tan Huynh settlement in 
closed session. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 
-Prop. A Implementation 

Mr. Ford stated that John Byrd was recently appointed as the new Deputy Director of Rail 
Operations. A 30-year transit professional, John will be responsible for day-to-day management 
of rail service delivery. 

Mr. Ford noted that Howard Street between 3 rd and 4 th Streets was closed to facilitate the "Oracle 
Open World" conference at Moscone Center. The closure began on Thursday, November 8th and 
lasted through Thursday, November 15th. The conference attracted over 40,000 attendees. Traffic 
Engineering, Operations and Enforcement Divisions facilitated the flow of traffic through the 
South of Market Area. The SFMTA will recover all costs. 

Mr. Ford stated that on Monday, November 12 the SFMTA began installing "live" card readers 
in preparation for TransLink. The test phase is crucial to validating that the smart card system 
runs smoothly on Muni vehicles. It will also acclimate operators to the new system. 

Mr. Ford announced that Mayor Newsom was introducing legislation that would merge the Taxi 
Commission into the SFMTA, effective July 1, 2008. 

Mr. Ford stated that the November 6 election results indicate the passage of Proposition A. The 
effective date of the Proposition is contingent upon a verification process which is estimated that 
this process will be complete by early January. A matrix will be provided to the Board that 
outlines the SFMTA' s responsibilities. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, TWU Local 250-A, expressed appreciation for the efforts to pass Prop. A. He stated 
that labor and management will meet to discuss how money will be utilized for the Transit 
Effectiveness Project. Mr. Lum stated that there is some concern by taxicab workers about the 
legislation to merge the Taxi Commission. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

None. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 

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CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 
the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA: 

A. Stephanie Schempp vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC6457754 filed on 1 1/8/06 for $4,335 

B. King Hong Chow vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800580 filed on 9/1 1/07 for $6,510.65 

C. Queenie Cheng vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #451003 filed on 4/7/06 for $12,500 

D. Mary Josephine Kahn, vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #452032 filed on 5/8/06 for $19,500 

RESOLUTION 07-174 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING, 7AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER AREA 1, 9AM TO 6PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT - Townsend Street, north side, from 
4th Street to 130 feet westerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - 16th and Vermont Streets; 7th and Mission Bay 
Drive; and, 4th and 16th Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - STREET CLOSURE - 6th Street, south of Channel Street 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Mint Street, east side, 
from Mission Street to Jessie Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Mint Street, 
west side, from Mission Street to 1 15 feet northerly. 

F. INSTALL - SIDEWALK BULBOUTS - Persia Avenue at Paris Street, on the southwest 
and northeast corners 

G. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - 2nd Street, west side, from South Park 
Avenue to 1 5 feet 

H. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA 3 AND ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT 
PARKING AREA "I," 2 HOUR PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - 19th, 20th and 21st Streets, both sides, between Capp Street and South 
Van Ness Avenue. 

I. RESCIND - PARKING METER AREA 3 AND ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL 
PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 9 PM, MONDAY 



THROUGH FRIDAY) - 14th Street, both sides, from Valencia Street to 80 feet westerly. 
J. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ON MONSTER PARK EVENT DAYS- 

Gilman Avenue, south side, from Third Street to 121 feet easterly and Jennings Street, 

west side, from Gilman Avenue to 12 feet southerly. 
K. RESCIND - ONE-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Fulton Street, north side, from Masonic Avenue to Central Avenue and 

Masonic Avenue, east side, from Fulton Street to McAllister Street. 
L. ESTABLISH - TWO-HOUR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY - Fulton Street, south side, from Masonic Avenue to 245 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Union Street, south side, 

between the driveways of 1227-31 and 1233-35 Union Street. (Explanatory documents 

include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-175 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend annual grants from the 
Transportation Security Administration through FY2010 in amounts ranging from $120,000 to 
$130,000 annually to continue the SFMTA's canine bomb detection program. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-176 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $50,000 in Regional Signal 
Timing Program funds for optimizing signal timing plans for traffic signals in and around the 
Third Street Light Rail Line. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 07-177 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 7 to the Paratransit 
Broker Agreement with ATC to extend the Agreement for up to six months, through September 
30, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

Item 10.5 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

(10.6) Approving plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. 1220, Muni 
Traction Power Station E and Richmond Substations Upgrade Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 07-178 

(10.7) Accepting Contract No. CS-105, Independent Safety Consultant Services for the 
Advanced Train Control System and approving closeout of the contract with Lea + Elliott. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

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RESOLUTION 07-179 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 First Quarter Financial Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report. (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the report. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that future reports include accruals, encumbrances and DPT's 
figures. 

No public comment. 

12. Presentation and discussion of the FY08 First Quarter Citation Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report. (Antonio Parra) 

James Lee, Assistant Director, Enforcement Division presented the report. 

Director Mezey requested information regarding how the court system deals with people who 
misuse disabled placards 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto expressed appreciation to Parking Control Officers for citing taxicab violations. 
He noted that white zone violations are down. It doesn't look like there's a focus there. The 
Board should ask for a report about deployment, particularly service on weekends and evenings. 
Dispatchers don't respond. Oracle World was horrible. They didn't have a good cab stand on 3 rd 

Street. 

13. Approving Amendment #1 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and County of San Francisco and Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. to increase Mr. Ford's base salary 
by an amount not less than the Consumer Price Index for the Bay Area and approving an 
incentive compensation bonus for FY2006 and FY2007 by an amount not to exceed ten percent 
of Mr. Ford's base salary. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and draft 
amendment.) (Roberta Boomer) 

No public comment. 



Director Shahum requested that the FY09 Service Standards include measurement of items 
outlined in Prop. A. and that the next performance evaluation of the Executive Director includes 
a 360 degree performance review. 

Chairman McCray stated that he recommended a salary in the amount of $315,140, effective July 
1, 2007 and an incentive compensation bonus in the amount of $20,860. 

RESOLUTION 07-180 

On motion to approve a salary in the amount of $315,140 to be effective July 1, 2007 and bonus 
in the amount of $20,860: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 3:21 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

Also present: Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Executive Director/CEO 

Roberta Boomer, Secretary, MTA Board of Directors 

Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of External Affairs 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 



3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. CCSF vs. Tan Huynh, Superior Ct. #4436844 filed on 12/6/04 for $287,000 (City to receive) 

RESOLUTION 07-181 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 3:38 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Tan Huynh case 
with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:39 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

WilDin 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



1 1 -29-07P02: 33 RCVD 
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 2 9 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http ://www. sfmta. com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 
554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Destro 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
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2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

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2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 20, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, PARKING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR, OR 
CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the 
Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



1 0. Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- 21st Street, both sides, between 
Noe and Sanchez Streets; Sanchez Street, both sides, between 22nd and Hill Streets; Noe 
Street, both sides, between 21st and 22nd Streets; and, Hill Street, both sides, between Noe and 
Sanchez Streets 

B. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Napoleon Street, south side, from 494 feet to 325 
feet east of Jerrold Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Stone Street, southbound from Jackson Street to 
Washington Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and Discussion regarding the development of a pilot program for Fast Pass usage for 
seniors and people with disabilities on BART. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

12. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Transit Effectiveness Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Julie Kirschbaum) 

13. Presentation and Discussion of the FY08 First Quarter Service Standards Report. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

14. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA Communications Plan. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

15. Approving the SFMTA 2008 Legislative Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
program and resolution.) (Debra Johnson) 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement for Armed and Unarmed 
Security Guard Services with King Security Services for a term of three years with option to renew for 
up to an additional two years, for an amount not to exceed $17,100,000. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and agreement) (Sonali Bose) 

17. Endorsing changes to the Bicycle Plan Projects for environmental review, approving the proposed 
revised scope of the environmental review; and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to make 
necessary modifications to the Bicycle Plan to reflect projects that will be the subject of environmental 
review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Leah Shahum 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

JAN 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Wil Din 

James McCray, Jr. 
Peter Mezey 
Tom Nolan 
Leah Shahum 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause 
microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer reported that there would be no CAC report. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Leila Haddad; Conzy 
Jones and Mario Gallardo for their efforts on the Combined Charities Campaign for the City and 
County of San Francisco. This year's campaign, led by the SFMTA raised the most amount of 
money in the city's history. Executive Director/CEO Ford also presented Special Recognition 
Awards to Frank Fenton, Electrical Transit System Mechanic, Green Division Support Shop and 
Richard Ng, Transit Operator, Cable Car Division. 

Executive Director Ford announced that the SFMTA would be the host for the American Public 
Transportation Associations' 2008 Rail Rodeo and Conference. This is an excellent opportunity 
to showcase our newest light rail division, Metro East. We will be reaching out to our 
neighboring rail partners, BART, CalTrain and VTA to showcase Bay Area rail projects. 

Over the next month, the SFMTA will be testing a double deck bus as part of our exploration of 
innovative ways to improve the quality of Muni service through the Transit Effectiveness Project. 
Double deck buses have similar capacity to articulated vehicles but require less storage space 
which would help ease our facility constraints. The bus manufacturer is loaning the vehicle free 
of charge. The agency is responsible for fuel and evaluation costs. 

E.D. Ford invited the SFMTA Board to a holiday celebration on Wednesday, December, 19 at 1 
South Van Ness from 1 1 :00am - 2:00pm. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold stated that the Board ignores public comment. The disabled have been saying that 
enforcement for disabled access has been inadequate. It has been said that that disabled people 
who would serve on the "Quad Squad" would be assaulted. We know how to take care of 
ourselves. Mr. Planthold stated that if he doesn't see substantial progress or response, he will file 
a complaint with the Ethics Commission. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OR PARKING AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED 
BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board or Parking Authority Commission, and will be acted 
upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of 



the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 
from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

( 1 0. 1 ) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8AM TO 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)- 21st Street, both sides, 
between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Sanchez Street, both sides, between 22nd and Hill 
Streets; Noe Street, both sides, between 21st and 22nd Streets; and, Hill Street, both 
sides, between Noe and Sanchez Streets 

B. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Napoleon Street, south side, from 494 feet to 
325 feet east of Jerrold Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Stone Street, southbound from Jackson Street to 
Washington Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 07-182 

Members of the public requested that Item 10.1 A be severed from the agenda. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Item 10.1A: 

Jill Ramsey stated that once "S stickers" went up in her neighborhood, parking became difficult 
on her block. She has had to call 311 for abandoned cars that are parked on her block for two 
weeks at a time. Some people in neighborhood have four cars and park them on her block. 

John Doe stated that DPT has not been responsive to his request for information. DPT only 
provided information on one of the four blocks and it was provided after the public hearing. The 
process is unjust and the Sunshine Ordinance says the public is entitled to the information. 

Bob Callori requested a show of hands of people in the audience who supported the item. He 
stated that at least 15 people raised their hand. 

Andy Harris stated that he was protesting the permit area on only one of the blocks. A majority of 
people are opposed to a residential parking permit between Noe and Sanchez. If approved, then 
please provide four hour parking. If someone goes for dinner at five p.m., they could get a 
parking ticket. Mr. Harris requested less time and four hour parking. 

Web Dell expressed opposition to the two hour parking restriction. The City sends out notices 
for construction to everyone in the area but DPT only puts up notices only on utility poles. 
Everybody who lives on those blocks could receive a notice. DPT won't be happy until every 
street has two hour parking. The amount that people pay for parking tickets is absurd. Mr. Dell 
stated that he was vehemently opposed to this item. 



Gilbert Gonzales expressed appreciation for the cooperation over this issue. A majority of 
homeowners are in favor of the "S" sticker. The only issue they have had has been the piecemeal 
approach to residential permit parking. 

In response to the public's concerns, Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic, stated that the 
residential permit program is a community based program generated by the neighborhoods. City- 
wide, there are 27 permit areas with over 80,000 permits issued. With respect to the specific 
request on the agenda, every block submitted a petition with over 50% of the homeowners in 
support. Notices were posted on doors and on utility poles at least a block beyond the permit 
area. All blocks meet the criteria for designation. 

On motion to approve Item 10.1 A: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1 A severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and Discussion regarding the development of a pilot program for Fast Pass 
usage for seniors and people with disabilities on BART. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs presented the staff report. 

Directors Shahum and Mezey stated that the Translink option should be pursued as a long-term 
solution. Vice Chairman Nolan stated that the BART EZ Rider option didn't seem to have 
support and that staff should revisit the magnetic stripe as an interim option. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that out of fairness and equity, pursuing the magnetic stripe option is 
appropriate. Passes already have a magnetic strip so it's not a different fare instrument. There 
are solutions that have been suggested. Regarding the formula for reimbursement, Mr. Planthold 
noted that federal legislation says that the discount fare can be no more than half of the fixed 
route fare. With a fixed route fare at $1.02, Muni would not have to reimburse BART for more 
than .51 cents. Mr. Planthold added that the positioning of Translink equipment on motor 
coaches is a hazard for seniors and people with disabilities. Staff should ask BART regarding 
their concerns about fraud. 



Bruce Oka stated that he has been working on this issue for 20 years and he thought that progress 
was being made last January. Somebody needs to do something to get this program off the dime. 

Chairman McCray requested that staff present the magnetic stripe pilot project to the Board 
within 60 days. 

12. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Transit Effectiveness Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Julie Kirschbaum) 

Julie Kirschbaum, Manager, Transit Effectiveness Project, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that DPT is an integral part of enforcement and needed to be included in the 
TEP. There needs to be greater enforcement over people who park in bus zones or who drive in 
the diamond lanes. There is a lack of enforcement of the Google-Bauer buses which block bus 
zones. He stated that people won't easily let their bus stops be moved and there may be hidden 
factors and costs that aren't revealed in this high level review. 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU Local 250- A, stated that Muni tried rear door boarding a few years ago but 
it was stopped because nobody was paying their fares. This is a stressful issue for 250-A 
members. Traffic congestion causes slower speeds. Some recommendations may look good on 
paper but may not make sense on the street. 

The board took a five minute recess. 

13. Presentation and Discussion of the FY08 First Quarter Service Standards Report. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs and Ken McDonald, Chief 
Operating Officer presented the staff report. 

Director Shahum requested regular reports on training and wanted to make sure that the service 
standards include the Nelson/Nygaard recommendations, the Strategic Plan Goals and other 
measures from Prop. A. 

Chairman McCray expressed concern regarding whether operators wore watches and whether 
everyone was synchronized in terms of time. 

Director Mezey requested additional information regarding the difference between lines that are 
leading and lagging in on-time performance. 

Director Din requested that additional explanation be added to the report when there is a large 
fluctuation from quarter to quarter 



No public comment. 

14. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA Communications Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Murray Bond, Deputy Director, Strategic Communications presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Tom Radulovich stated that the excessive advertising shows that you don't have regard for the 
customers. Ads are a negative for riders and they can't see the messages they need to see to 
navigate the system. On the positive side, there has been a real effort to look at design in 
lighting, color, art, station design and maintenance. Things that make stations safer are a good 
investment. 

15. Approving the SFMTA 2008 Legislative Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, program and resolution.) (Debra Johnson) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Tom Radulovich stated that the draft program looks great. Camera enforcement for left/right 
turn bans are poorly enforced and should be looked at. The SFMTA needs to work with 
Caltrans to figure out how to mitigate areas where state highway's interface with city streets to 
improve pedestrian safety. Caltrans should pay for fixing those poorly designed intersections and 
look at their design standards 

Andy Thornley, SF Bike Coalition stated that they were gratified to see the success of AB 821 
and urged staff to work on right and left turn violators. 

RESOLUTION 07-183 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement for Armed and Unarmed 
Security Guard Services with King Security Services for a term of three years with option to 
renew for up to an additional two years, for an amount not to exceed $17,100,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Nils Welin, CEO, Cypress Security stated that they've been in business since 1996 and are a 
union contractor. Cypress submitted a timely proposal and was ranked second when the bids 
were opened. They were told that their bid was not responsive. Cypress submitted a protest 
today. They met all qualifications set forth in the RFP and their bid was below the current 
contractor. Our protest has not been considered. Mr. Welin requested that the Board reconsider 
the contract. 

Crystal Java, SEIU, Local 1021, thanked Ken McDonald on car cleaner issue. With reference to 
the contract, Ms. Java stated that SEIU had concerns. King Security is a non-union employer and 
SEIU has wage complaints against them. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer stated that Cypress failed to meet the qualifications because 
they didn't have armed security services. They were unable to demonstrate that they had 
experience. All winning bidders are required to comply with the city ordinance including 
minimum wage requirements. 

RESOLUTION 07-184 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Din, Mezey, Nolan and Shahum 

NAYES - Black and McCray 

17. Endorsing changes to the Bicycle Plan Projects for environmental review, approving the proposed 
revised scope of the environmental review; and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to make 
necessary modifications to the Bicycle Plan to reflect projects that will be the subject of 
environmental review. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

Director Shahum stated that she was recusing herself from the item due to a conflict of interest. 

Oliver Gajda, Manager, Bicycle Program, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andy Thornley, SF Bike Coalition, expressed support for extending the scope but added that it's 
dubious that it's taken three months to just add lines to a map. These are not improvements. He 
noted that a big hazard with the project is how vague it is. There are many places where things 
can fall through the cracks. There haven't been any bike improvements in the past 1 Vi years and 
it may be 2010 before another bike project is constructed. Mr. Thornley expressed concern about 
the length of time it's taken to get through this project and urged the Board to keep watching this 
closely. 






Tom Radulovich, Livable City, expressed disappointment regarding the slip in the project 
schedule. We're waiting for a safe, continuous bike network. We're happy to see the plan taking 
shape but it's not a network. With the passage of Prop A, the MTA Board has control. It's a 
priority for voters and is the board's responsibility. Mr. Radulovich urged the Board to find out 
if there's a way to recover some of the lost time and to ask staff what they need to move this item 
forward. If we get to 2010, it will be five years without any bike projects. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, expressed support for the motion and for expediting the program to get a 
bike network implemented. He also expressed support for the additions to the Bike EIR. He 
stated that he was disappointed that the schedule has slipped and urged the Board to add 
resources to expedite the project. This set of bike improvements is a small step towards the kind 
of improvements that will make bicycling a viable transportation option. The city needs a 
comprehensive plan to make bicycling a viable option. Please expedite the EIR. 

John Rizzo, Sierra Club, expressed disappointment about the length of time it took to get here. 
Mr. Rizzo stated that the original timeline for the EIR was much longer than the timeline for 
bigger projects. This timeline is close to the PUC's water project. We haven't been able to put 
one bike lane into Golden Gate Park because of the injunction. Mr. Rizzo urged the Board to 
push this and to get back to the original dates if you can. 

RESOLUTION 07-185 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Din, McCray, Mezey, and Nolan 

RECUSED - Shahum 

ADJOURN- The meeting was adjourned at 5:53 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the MTA Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Commission Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2008 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
MUi 1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE MTA BOARD AND PARKING AUTHORITY 
COMMISSION MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 
DECEMBER 18, 2007 AND JANUARY 1, 2008 HAVE BEEN 

CANCELLED. 



The next meeting of the MTA Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission is scheduled for 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 



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